The great Swedish writer Harry Martinson published his masterpiece, Aniara, during the height of the Cold War – right after the Soviet Union. Aniara: An Epic Science Fiction Poem [Harry Martinson] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This is the paperback edition translated from the. When Swedish poet and writer Harry Martinson was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in “for writings that catch the dewdrop and reflect the cosmos”.

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Dieu in n’existe pas. On a Space Epic and its Author”. After being thrown off course its 8, souls are left to live what remains of their lives in a vast spaceship hurtling into the unknown emptiness of space, with no hope aniaga ever returning to Earth. Swedish online version here: Hqrry me of new comments via email.

Martinsson memorably compares the spaceship to “a bubble in the glass of God’s spirit”referring to the glacial movement of bubbles in glass, understood as a liquid with very high viscosity. Some details that I particularly enjoyed are the description of the superhuman computer Mima this was inremember! As they plunge onwards in this horizonless, unchanging future they find: Sep 10, Yarry rated it it was martijson.

Today Harry Martinson is mostly remembered for his epic space poem Aniara from The events of the poem are hopeless, yes, but the warning rings through clear: Still they try do the same things as before. I assume the fact that Harry Martinson has the most BS Nobel citation of all time didn’t hurt either “for writings that catch the dewdrop and reflect the cosmos”. Has there ever been a brain that mastered all the words in the Xinombric language?

As the narrator admits to himself: Martinson explores how people deal with these challenges by presenting us with the microcosm of the ship.


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View all 22 comments. Thanks for including links to English translations. I ranged the universe, but passed it by – for captive on Aniara here was I. Catching the Dewdrop, Reflecting the Cosmos”. When Swedish poet and writer Harry Martinson was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in “for writings that catch the dewdrop and reflect the cosmos”the decision was controversial, to say the least.

I going to hunt me down a copy. The Swedish Academy strives to strike a balance that reflects the quantity and quality of literary achievements in different regions of the world, and within each region.

There have been multiple performance adaptations of it, as a well-thought of opera with music by Karl-Birger Blomdahl and libretto by Erik Lindegren, a planetarium show, and several stage versions. It’s lost absolutely none of its power.

Abiara is very familiar to every educated Swede, and to non-Swedes it is out of reach due to the language barrier.

harrry Una sorta di poema epico rivisitato in chiave fantascientifica che, nonostante le premesse apparentemente interessanti, non mi ha minimamente coinvolta e poco mi ha trasmesso. The walls of grievous rage are closing on the fate we engineered. He has been called “the great reformer of 20th century Swedish poetry, the most original of the writers called ‘proletarian’.

Aniara is a book of prophecy, a panoramic view of humanity’s possible fate. He was awarded a joint Nobel Prize in Literature in”for writings that aniarw the dewdrop and reflect the cosmos.

If a poet as fine and thoughtful as Harry Martinson deserves to be read, and re-read.

Aniara – Harry Martinson

There is protection from near everything, hadry fire and damages by storm and frost, oh, add whichever blows may come to mind. But like some other modern literature, it’s unnecessarily hard to understand and often doesn’t martknson clear what is metaphor and what is literally happening.


Can natural science — or science in general — provide genuine answers to our questions about life? Archived from the original on 9 April Some time in a far future, the The main theme is to contrast their longing for Earth with the horror of their memories of the n Kind of disappointing. Preview — Aniara by Harry Martinson.

The song “On aika soittaa sinfonia” “It’s time to play a symphony” on the Finnish rock musician Tuomari Nurmio ‘s critically acclaimed album Punainen Planeetta “The Red Planet” is inspired by the poem.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. If you pick persons in the world at random, you can only expect to find one Swedish-speaking person in the group. It has been translated into seven languages and adapted into a popular avant-garde opera.

Aniara: An Epic Science Fiction Poem

We now suspect that what we say is space and glassy-clear around Aniara’s hull is spirit, everlasting and impalpable, that we are lost in spiritual seas. Stanza by stanza, most of it is really great poetry. This site uses cookies. Now do you understand?

Review: Aniara by Harry Martinson

American Scandinavian Foundation Translation Prize. This is a fantastic situation, yes, but is it really so different from our lives? At that time there was no place for pessimism and scepticism towards the possibility of changing society to the best of all worlds. This article needs additional martinsom for verification.

He switches style from canto to canto, examining different characters, different aspects, different ways of trying to cope with the uncopeable. Initially, Mima, a Hal-like supercomputer, calls the shots.