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Selected Poems

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Description for Selected Poems Paperback. Swedish poet, novelist and philosopher Lars Gustafsson is one of Europe's leading literary figures. Much of his writing is concerned with the search for moral consciousness. Num Pages: 192 pages. BIC Classification: DCF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 218 x 138 x 17. Weight in Grams: 280.
Poet, novelist, and philosopher Lars Gustafsson (1936-2016) was one of Europe's leading literary figures. Much of his writing is concerned with the search for moral consciousness and the relationship between personal experience and self-awareness, imbued with a philosophically founded scepticism toward language. His poetry is renowned for relating the metaphysical to the mundane with a particular clarity and precision, illuminating the potency of ordinary objects and everyday events as he addresses critical issues that have concerned great thinkers over the centuries. His first book of poetry to be published in Britain has an introduction by Per Wåstberg. Poetry Book ... Read more

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About Lars Gustafsson
Lars Gustafsson (1936-2016) was one of Scandinavia’s best-known authors. Born in Västerås, Sweden, he published his first novel Vägvila: ett mysteriespel på prosa (Rest on the Way: A Mystery Play in Prose), at the age of 21. He was one of the most prolific Swedish writers since August Strindberg, he producing a voluminous flow of poetry, novels, short stories, critical ... Read more

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I am amazed at his imaginativeness, empathy and extraordinary divining-rod... His poems, half violent movement, half fleeting shadow, are borne by the intention "to create out of experiences that have been made experiences that have not been made"... Lars Gustafsson's poetry is a song to what has been lost, to the faces that are glimpsed in train windows and never ... Read more

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