Verner von Heidenstam som nationell ideolog
Ingen ifrågasätter väl Verner von Heidenstams (1859-1940) plats i litteraturhistorien. Färre tänker på hans väldiga betydelse för vår nationella självförståelse, ja, som nationell ideolog. I denna artikel skall det sägas något om hur detta gestaltades ...
A Century of Alfred A. Knopf
In 1915, after working as a page at Doubleday and with publisher Mitchell Kennerley, Alfred A. Knopf accepted a $5,000 advance from his father to begin an eponymous publisher. The company's first office was located in New York's Candler Building, on ...
Along the shores of Lake Vattern, part 1
So who was Verner von Heidenstam? Had the question been asked a century ago it may have raised an eyebrow. Then at the top of his game, Heidenstam was quite a celebrity and just about the most famous and respected poet and writer in all of Sweden.
Nine Indian Writers Who Should Have Won the Nobel
The Swedish Academy – an 18-member body that decides on the winner – has been repeatedly accused of a Eurocentric bias, and quite rightly so: who can remember what “new era in literature” had dawned because of Carl Gustaf Verner von Heidenstam, ...