A Century of Swedish Narrative: Essays in Honour of Karin Petherick

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This collection of essays written by leading American, British, and Swedish scholars surveys Swedish literature during the last 100 years, from 1891 to. 1991; it ranges from the work of Selma Lagerl"f and August Strindberg in the 1890s to that of Ingmar Bergman and Kerstin Ekman in the late twentieth century, including major figures such as Hjalmar Bergman, Stig Dagerman and Lars Nor?n. Some essays deal with individual works, whereas others provide a broader perspective on the authors' writings. All of the essays...
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Overview

This collection of essays written by leading American, British, and Swedish scholars surveys Swedish literature during the last 100 years, from 1891 to. 1991; it ranges from the work of Selma Lagerl"f and August Strindberg in the 1890s to that of Ingmar Bergman and Kerstin Ekman in the late twentieth century, including major figures such as Hjalmar Bergman, Stig Dagerman and Lars Nor?n. Some essays deal with individual works, whereas others provide a broader perspective on the authors' writings. All of the essays have been specially commissioned for this volume which provides a fitting tribute to the lifelong work of Karin Petherick, an inspired critic of Swedish language and literature.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781870041270
  • Publisher: Norvik Press Ltd.
  • Publication date: 12/2/1994
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
'I Write like a Child.' The Naive Code in Gosta Berlings saga 15
The Grain of Sand and the Wild Flower: Strindberg's Representational Dilemma 31
Selma Lagerlof's 'De fagelfrie': The Divide between the Seen and the Spoken 51
Selma Lagerlof's 'Astrid': Textual Strategy and Feminine Identity 63
The Warp and Weft of Selma Lagerlof's Narrative Fabric 75
A Cacophony and Simple Melodies: Some Reflections on the Composition of Hjalmar Bergman's Novels 91
What or Who is Banished in Selma Lagerlof's Bannlyst? 110
Lotten Brenner, Indra's Daughter, Ugly Edith and Ester Borg: A Study of Hjalmar Bergman's Novel Lotten Brenners ferier 119
Woman and the Exodus to Death: On Metaphorical Imagery in Harry Martinson's Narrative 136
The Narrative of Arvid Brenner: A study of Three Novels 151
Leitmotifs in Vilhelm Moberg's Rid i natt! 167
Stig Dagerman's Brant barn and Ingen gar fri 181
Narrative Strategies in Lars Ahlin: Problems of Self-embedding and Self-reference in Kvinna kvinna 195
Fiction and Metafiction in Lars Gyllensten's Literary Work 209
At the Crossroads: Narrative Technique in Lars Noren's Novels 222
Sormland i minnet: Sven Delblanc and his Portrayal of a Province 239
Contemporary Issues and Narrative Techniques in Ulla Isaksson's Paradistorg 253
'They Can't Do This to Time': Women's and Men's Time in Kerstin Ekman's Anglahuset 267
The Director as Writer: Some Observations on Ingmar Bergman's Den goda viljan 281
Karin in Finland and Sweden 294
Karin Petherick: a Bibliography 298
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