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 Pär Lagerkvist

Pär Lagerkvist

Birth
Växjö, Växjö kommun, Kronobergs län, Sweden
Death 11 Jul 1974 (aged 83)
Lidingo, Lidingö kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden
Burial Lidingo, Lidingö kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden
Memorial ID 6858 · View Source
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Author. Born in in Växjö, Sweden, he left school, and traveled to Paris, France in 1913, where he became involved in socialism as well as artistic and literary radicalism as depicted in such works as 'Ordkonst och bildkonst' (1913; Literary and Pictorial Art) and 'Teater' (1918; Theatre). His work changed from the deeply pessimistic to the more hopeful over the years, as seen in such publications as 'Ångest' (1916; Anguish), 'Det eviga leendet' (1920; The Eternal Smile) and 'Det besegrade livet' (1927; The Triumph over Life). His stand against totalitarianism was seen in 'Bödeln' (1933;The Hangman), and 'Seger i mörker' (1939;Victory in the Darkness), but it was not until his novel 'Dvärgen' (1944; The Dwarf) that he achieved unqualified critical success, and it became his first best-seller. With 'Barabbas'(1950) he achieved intentional recognition, and a Nobel Prize in Literature. A feature film based upon the novel was released in 1961. 'Aftonland '(1953; Eveningland), his final collection of verse, has been considered by critics a poetic masterpiece.

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  • Added: 7 Nov 1999
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pär Lagerkvist (23 May 1891–11 Jul 1974), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6858, citing Lidingö Kyrkogård, Lidingo, Lidingö kommun, Stockholms län, Sweden ; Maintained by Find A Grave .