The Old Norse Element In Swedish Romanticism (volume 18)

Paperback | January 9, 2012

byAdolph Burnett Benson

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1914. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... notwithstanding symbolism, obscurantism, and strange cosmic conceptions which permeate portions of his lyrics. Atterbom represents the culmination, the tout ensemble of the "oandlighetspoesi" in Swedish Romanticism. Among his most famous poems is the collection called "The Flowers" (Blommorna), a lyrical vegetation marked by beauty and originality but highly figurative and obscure. (Cf. Thomander: IntradesTal ofver Atterbom. Svenska Akademiens handlingar ifran 1796, Del 29.) Bernhard von Beskow (1796-1868) Beskow was born in 1796 and at an early date began to study music and painting. In 1819-1821 he traveled in Europe and met Goethe, Tieck, F. Schlegel, and Oehlenschlager. In 1827-1828, the time of the struggle between the French classicists and Romanticists, we find Beskow in France. There he learned to know Hugo and took the opportunity to correct some erroneous statements about Swedish literature in Le Globe. Beskow was both a fascinating dramatist and an able composer of operas. He was a member, secretary, and prize-taker of the Swedish Academy, a member of the Swedish Academy of Music, and of a number of French and Danish societies. From a copyist in the department of finance of the king's chancery he worked his way up to chamberlain at the court. His drama "Erik XIV" was particularly well received; it was translated into German, and parts of it into English and Danish. Beskow died in 1868. (Cf. Palmblad: article on Beskow in Biografiskt Lexikon, Vol. 2, 1836.) Carl Fredrik Dahlgren (1791-1844) Dahlgren was a gifted poet, noted for his sane and realistic descriptions of nature and for his delightful humor. In his famous "Epistles of Mollberg" (Mollbergs epistlar) he took Bellman for his model and wrote in a light and original vein. Dahlgren, who w...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1914. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... notwithstanding symbolism, obscurantism, and strange cosmic conceptions which permeate portions of his lyrics. Atterbom repr...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217361676

ISBN - 13:9780217361675

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