Par Lagerkvist Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 48 pages of information about the life of Par Lagerkvist.
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Dictionary of Literary Biography on Par Lagerkvist

The position of Pär Lagerkvist as one of the leading Swedish writers of the twentieth century has long been assured. In a literary career that spanned more than sixty years, Lagerkvist displayed a remarkable versatility in his writing. His mastery of a wide range of literary genres is borne out by an opus that includes poetry, short stories, dramas, and novels alongside literary programs and philosophical essays. Yet, within these various genres Lagerkvist's writings as a whole display a remarkable stylistic consistency and thematic unity. In a simple and sparing literary style he repeatedly turns his attention to an examination of the dualistic and contradictory nature of the human condition. By posing questions relating to the fundamentals of human existence in his presentations of the relationship between life and death, between the human and the divine, the rational and the irrational, religious faith and doubt, and...

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