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Vilhelm Moberg

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Vilhelm Moberg


Born
in Moshultamåla, Småland, Sweden
August 20, 1898

Died
August 08, 1973

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Vilhelm Moberg was a Swedish journalist, author, playwright, historian, and debater best known for his Emigrant series of novels about Swedish emigrants to America. He also wrote other novels and plays and also participated in public debates about the Swedish monarchy, bureaucracy, and corruption. Among other works are Raskens (1927) and Ride This Night (1941), a historical novel of a 17th-century rebellion in Småland acknowledged for its subliminal but widely recognised criticism against the Hitler regime.

A noted public intellectual and debater in Sweden, he was noted for very vocal criticism of the Swedish monarchy (most notably after the Haijby affair), likening it with a servile government by divine mandate, and publicly supporting its
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The Emigrants (The Emigrant...

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Unto a Good Land (The Emigr...

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The Settlers (The Emigrants...

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The Last Letter Home (The E...

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Din stund på jorden

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Raskens: En soldatfamiljs h...

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Utvandrarna / Invandrarna (...

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Rid i natt!

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From Prehistory to the Rena...

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“According to what he tells us himself, Mrs. Fryxell used to say of Napoleon: 'I wish he could be punished for all his slaughter by having to go through a childbirth for every human being who was shot on his account'. (A. Fryxell: Min historias historia).”
Vilhelm Moberg

“أينما تذهب سوف أذهب، وحيث تموت سأموت، وهناك سيكون مدفني”
Vilhelm Moberg, The Emigrants

“Dånet och sorlet från havsstranden fyller mina örons snäckor. Men de förmår inte driva undan mina förföljare: Mina tankars frågor ställes och upprepas. Men det finns inga svar åt dem --- de slår sönder sig bara, emot en granithård mur. De kastas tillbaka, sköljs bort. Men de kommer igen, alltid igen, som vågorna utifrån vattenvidden.”
Vilhelm Moberg, A Time on Earth

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