Frans G. Bengtsson


Born
in Tossjö, Sweden
October 04, 1894

Died
December 19, 1954

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Frans G. Bengtsson (1894–1954) was born and raised in the southern Swedish province of Skåne, the son of an estate manager. His early writings, including a doctoral thesis on Geoffrey Chaucer and two volumes of poetry written in what were considered antiquated verse forms, revealed a career-long interest in historical literary modes and themes. Bengtsson was a prolific translator (of Paradise Lost, The Song of Roland, and Walden), essayist (he published five collections of his writings, mostly on literary and military topics), and biographer (his two-volume biography of Charles XII (Karl XII:s levnad) won the Swedish Academy’s annual prize in 1938). In 1941 he published Röde Orm: Sjöfarare i västerled (Red Orm at Home and on the Western Way ...more

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The Long Ships

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Röde Orm 1: Sjöfarare i väs...

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Røde Orm: Hjemme og i Østerled

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De långhåriga merovingerna

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Karl XII's levnad: Till utt...

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Litteratörer och militärer;...

4.44 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 1929 — 3 editions
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Sällskap för en eremit

4.20 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1938 — 2 editions
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Silversköldarna

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The Sword Does Not Jest:  T...

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För nöjes skull; Folk som s...

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“...Orm always afterwards used to say that, after good luck, strength, and skill at arms, nothing was so useful to a man who found himself among foreigners as the ability to learn a language.”
Frans G. Bengtsson, The Long Ships

“A wise man, once he is past fifty, does not befuddle his senses with strong drink, nor make violent love in the cool spring night, nor dance on his hands.”
Frans G. Bengtsson, The Long Ships
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“Mulled ale for the frozen man,
And mulled ale for the weary:
For mulled ale is the body's friend
And makes the sick heart merry.”
Frans G. Bengtsson, The Long Ships

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