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Pär Lagerkvist (1891–1974)

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Swedish novelist, poet and playwright Par Lagerkvist was born on May 23, 1891 in Vaxjo, Sweden. He attended the University of Uppsala briefly, but did not complete a degree. His first book was published in 1912, the same year he left the University. In 1913 Lagerkvist moved to Paris. He lived näytä lisää abroad, mainly in France and Italy, for many years, and even after returning to Sweden, he traveled frequently in Europe. In his earlier writing, Lagerkvist was often bleakly pessimistic. His strong opposition to totalitarianism was voiced in the plays Victor in the Darkness and The Man without a Soul. In the 1940s, however, his focus shifted, and his writing began to explore religious and moral themes, such as the struggle between good and evil or reconciliation with God. Works from this period include The Sibyl, The Death of Ahasuerus, Herod and Mariamne, and The Dwarf. Although he is now probably best known for The Dwarf, which was first published in the 1940s, Lagerkvist's first international success came in 1951, with the publication of Barrabas, a story about the life of the biblical character after he, rather than Jesus Christ, was pardoned. Barrabas was translated into several languages, and adapted as both a play and a movie. Par Lagerkvist was named as one of the 18 "immortals" of the Swedish Academy in 1940. Several years later, in 1951, he received the Nobel Prize for Literature. He died in Stockholm on July 11, 1974. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

Barabbas (1944) 1,416 kappaletta, 24 arvostelua
The Dwarf (1944) 1,110 kappaletta, 26 arvostelua
Sibylla (1956) 524 kappaletta, 9 arvostelua
Ahasveruksen kuolema (1960) 179 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
Guest of Reality (1925) — Tekijä — 141 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Pyhiinvaeltaja merellä (1962) 136 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Hangman (1973) 123 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
The Holy Land (1964) 97 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
MARIAMNE (1967) 90 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Evening Land (1972) 62 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
The Marriage Feast (1973) 57 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Dreadful Tales (1924) 55 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Dikter (1971) 53 kappaletta
Själarnas maskerad (1930) 32 kappaletta
Barabbas ; Kääpiö (1944) 29 kappaletta
The Eternal Smile: Three Stories (1971) 28 kappaletta
The Eternal Smile (1971) 28 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Barabbas / The Dwarf / The Hangman (1982) 21 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Hangman / Guest of Reality (1999) 18 kappaletta
The Eternal Smile [only] (1920) 16 kappaletta
The Hangman / The Eternal Smile / Dreadful Tales (2010) 11 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Hangman / The Dwarf (1987) 9 kappaletta
Ångest : Hjärtats sånger (1986) 9 kappaletta
Prosa. Kämpande ande 9 kappaletta
Valda dikter (1979) 8 kappaletta
Hjärtats sånger 8 kappaletta
Kaos (2001) 7 kappaletta
Il sorriso eterno (2013) 7 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Ospite della realta (1992) 6 kappaletta
The Eternal Smile 6 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Den svåra resan (1985) 6 kappaletta
Pilgrimen (1999) 6 kappaletta
I den tiden - 5 kappaletta
Motiv 5 kappaletta
La mia parola è no (2007) 5 kappaletta
Samlade dikter (2014) 5 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Prosa 5 kappaletta
Let Man Live (1950) — Tekijä — 4 kappaletta
Den lyckliges väg 4 kappaletta
Hjertets uro : [dikt] (1981) 4 kappaletta
Brev (1991) 3 kappaletta
hemmet och stjærnan 3 kappaletta
Dikt i utvalg 3 kappaletta
Antecknat (1977) 3 kappaletta
Poesie (1991) 2 kappaletta
The Clenched Fist 2 kappaletta
The Hangman and Other Stories (1964) 2 kappaletta
Zło (1986) 2 kappaletta
Sång och strid 2 kappaletta
Wybór prozy (1986) 2 kappaletta
Mahayatra (2002) 2 kappaletta
Gedichte (1962) 2 kappaletta
Valda sidor 2 kappaletta
Genius 2 kappaletta
Rabelj / Bodeln 1 kappale
EL ENANO 1 kappale
BARRABÁS NOVELA 1 kappale
Antologia do conto moderno — Tekijä — 1 kappale
La Sibila 1 kappale
Dramatik 1 kappale
Le opere 1 kappale
W sercu genesis (1992) 1 kappale
Five early works (1989) 1 kappale
Barabbas / The Sibyl (1983) 1 kappale
Pilgrim at Sea 1 kappale
Onda sagor 1 kappale
Ben 1 kappale
Dikter i urval. 1 kappale
Opere 1 kappale
Povestiri amare 1 kappale

Associated Works

Great Stories by Nobel Prize Winners (1993) — Avustaja — 77 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Religious Drama 3: An Anthology of Modern Morality Plays (2011) — Avustaja — 58 kappaletta
Nobel Writers on Writing (2000) — Avustaja — 14 kappaletta
Kaksikymmentäyksi Nobel-runoilijaa (1976) 11 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Meesters der Zweedse vertelkunst — Tekijä, eräät painokset10 kappaletta
Verhalen omnibus (1967) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
Stella Polaris : fantastiske fortellinger fra Norden (1982) — Avustaja — 6 kappaletta
Zweeds verhaal achttien moderne Zweedse schrijvers (1987) — Avustaja — 4 kappaletta
Tredive mesterfortællinger — Tekijä, eräät painokset3 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Five Modern Scandinavian Plays (1971) — Tekijä — 3 kappaletta
The Undying Past (1961) — Avustaja — 2 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Svenske fortællere fra August Strindberg til Harry Martinson — Tekijä, eräät painokset1 kappale, 1 arvostelu

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Barabbas, by Nobel prize winner Par Lagerkvist, was about the man who was to be crucified and Jesus took his place. It's told mainly in the POV of Barabbas, from when he witnessed Jesus' crucifixion until his own crucifixion many years later. We also see the POV from a few other people that Barabbas encounters. Barabbas is very curious about the young rabbi, Jesus, and asks a lot of questions of Jesus' followers. He is not a believer, but he says he wants to believe. A short book that made me think.… (lisätietoja)
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LisaMorr | 23 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 4, 2024 |
I have read several Par Lagerkvist novels that I would consider masterpieces, such as Barabbas, The Sibyl, and The Dwarf. Those are three unforgettable novels that are so simply written and easy to read, yet also exemplify the personal understandings and philosophies of so many people around the world when it comes to faith and understanding humanity. Unfortunately, I found that Herod and Mariamne did not present any ideas that I could connect to.

Herod is the Jewish client king of Jerusalem who builds the Second Temple and then orders the Massacre of Innocents. Lagerkvist presents him as a gross, detestable tyrant. Mariamne is a Jewish woman with a familial connection to the Maccabee revolt. Lagerkvist presents her as a delicate, innocent woman who is far better than Herod. Nevertheless, when Herod sees her, he must marry her. They try but are unable to connect with each other on an emotional or spiritual level, and eventually they have a violent "falling out."

I know there was a message about tyranny and love somewhere in this quick novel - it can be read in about two or three hours - but I could not find it. Lagerkvist is such a talented philosopher that I'm sure smarter readers than me can connect with this book.
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mvblair | Feb 14, 2024 |
I'm not completely sure what to make of this but I was completely caught up in reading it. The world seemed so real.
 
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amyem58 | 8 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 7, 2024 |
"Não odeias o deus que te tratou dessa maneira, que te fez tudo isso? Não odeias esse ser tão absurdamente cruel?
A velha esperou um pouco antes de responder: parecia refletir. Depois, disse:
Não sei quem ele é. Como poderia, assim, odiá-lo? Ou Amá-lo? Em verdade, parece-me que não o odeio, e que não o amo.
Pensando bem, acho que tais palavras não têm sentido quando se trata dele. Não é como nós e não podemos compreendê-lo. É incompreensível, insondável. É deus."

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Filomena_vitorino | 8 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jun 28, 2023 |

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