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Eyvind Johnson

Born 29 July 1900(1900-07-29)
Boden, Norrbotten, Sweden
Died 25 August 1976 (aged 76)
Stockholm, Sweden
Nationality Swedish
Notable award(s) Nobel Prize in Literature
1974 (shared with Harry Martinson)
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Eyvind Johnson, (29 July 1900—25 August 1976) was a Swedish author. He became a member of the Swedish Academy in 1957 and shared the Nobel Prize in Literature with Harry Martinson in 1974 with the citation: for a narrative art, far-seeing in lands and ages, in the service of freedom.

Johnson was born Olof Edvin Verner Jonsson in Svartbjörnsbyn village in Överluleå parish, near the town Boden in Norrbotten. In Boden they show the small house where he grew up.

His most noted works include Här har du ditt liv! (Here is Your Life!) (1935), Strändernas Svall (Return to Ithaca) (1946) and Hans Nådes Tid (The Days of his Grace) (1960).

The choice for Eyvind Johnson and Harry Martinson in 1974 was controversial as both were on the Nobel panel themselves and Graham Greene, Saul Bellow and Vladimir Nabokov were the favoured candidates that year.

Bibliography

  • De fyra främlingarna (1924)
  • Timans och rättfärdigheten (1925)
  • Stad i mörker (1927)
  • Stad i ljus (1928)
  • Minnas (1928)
  • Kommentar till ett stjärnfall (1929)
  • Avsked till Hamlet (1930)
  • Natten är här (1932)
  • Bobinack (1932)
  • Regn i gryningen (1933)
  • Romanen om Olof:
  1. Nu var det 1914 (1934)
  2. Här har du ditt liv! (1935)
  3. Se dig inte om! (1936)
  4. Slutspel i ungdomen (1937)
  • Nattövning (1938)
  • Den trygga världen (1940)
  • Soldatens återkomst (1940)
  • Krilonromanen:
  1. Grupp Krilon (1941)
  2. Krilons resa (1942)
  3. Krilon själv (1943)
  • Sju liv (1944)
  • Strändernas svall (1946, för teater 1948)
  • Dagbok från Schweiz (1949)
  • Drömmar om rosor och eld (1949)
  • Lägg undan solen (1951)
  • Romantisk berättelse (1953)
  • Tidens gång (1955)
  • Vinterresa i Norrbotten (1955)
  • Molnen över Metapontion (1957)
  • Vägar över Metaponto - en resedagbok (1959)
  • Hans Nådes tid (1960) (ingår i Världsbiblioteket)
  • Spår förbi Kolonos - en berättelse (1961)
  • Livsdagen lång (1964)
  • Stunder, vågor - anteckningar, berättelser (1965)
  • Favel ensam (1968)
  • Resa i hösten 1921 (1973)
  • Några steg mot tystnaden (1973)

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Preceded by
Nils Ahnlund
Swedish Academy,
Seat No.11

1957-1976
Succeeded by
Ulf Linde
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Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

Man bör tänka sig själv som en person som finns i framtiden och kan bedöma - fördöma eller gilla - det jag som handlar idag, det jag som häller stånd eller sviker.

Source: "Om mod", I angeläget ärende, Tor Andreæ, Stockholm 1941,
This could be translated as:
One should think that you're someone living in the future and that you have to judge - approve or disapprove - the I that acts today, the I that keeps up or fails.
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