Eyvind Johnson (Johnson Eyvind)( Swedish writer)
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Biography Eyvind Johnson (Johnson Eyvind)
I divided the 1974 Nobel Prize for Literature with his compatriot H. Martinson, a member of the Swedish Academy (1957).
Born July 29, 1900 in Svartbernbyu, at the very north of Sweden. For a long time, brought up by his relatives, in 14 years went to work handyman. During the seven-year stay abroad met with the main directions of modern literature, which played an important role in his work. In these early works, like Tim and Justice (Timans och rattfardigheten, 1925), Memory (Minnas, 1928) and commentary to stargazing (Kommentar till stjarnfall, 1929), given the bleak picture of life of a small town. In tetralogy It was in 1914 (Nu var det 1914, . 1934), . Here it, . your life! (Har har du ditt liv, . 1935), . Do not look back (Se dig inte om, . 1936) and the last game of youth (Slutspel i ungdom, . 1937), . which belletrizovannoy autobiography, . Johnson tells about the years of his youth and creative development,
. In the trilogy Krilona Group (Grupp Krilon, 1941), Trip Krilona (Krilons resa, 1942) and Krilon himself (Krilon sjalv, 1943) in a complex allegory presented during the war, reflects the author's faith in the democratic and humanistic ideals. Principal in the postwar period were historical novels, which provided for this analysis and modern reality. Surf and beach (Strandernas svall, 1946) - this is Homer's Odyssey, retold by a writer in the mid-20. Long Day's Life (Livsdagen lang, 1964) shows the continuous movement of history, with its repetition and variety. In the novel, a few steps in silence (Nagra steg mot tystnaden, 1973) emphasizes the decisive influence of history on people's lives. Johnson was also a great novelist. Many of his novels were a collection of seven lives (Sju liv, 1944). Johnson died in Stockholm on August 25, 1976.