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Wonderful novella of proletarian Swedish life. In simple, earthy and often funny prose, Fridegård tells the story of Lars Hård, a feckless, brainy romantic who couldn't be any more unsuited to working class life. But though the book was lauded for exposing the cruelties of the Swedish statare system, Fridegård avoided the easy route of simply blaming an unfair society for Lars' troubles, instead subtly illustrating that Lars is himself just as much to blame.
Johan Fridolf Fridegård , known as Jan Fridegård , originally Johansson and in youth called Fride Johansson, was a Swedish writer . In the Swedish literature Fridegård belonged to the so called proletarian authors , specifically (statarskolan). He is known for integrating social issues and conditions within his novels. His most prominent books are the self-biographical "Lars Hard" series as well a ...more
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