Martinson, Harry (Edmund)

born May 6, 1904, Jämshög, Swed.
died Feb. 11, 1978, Stockholm

Swedish novelist and poet.

He spent his childhood in foster homes and his young adulthood as a merchant seaman, labourer, and vagrant. He described his early experiences in two autobiographical novels, Flowering Nettle (1935) and The Way Out (1936), and in travel sketches. Among his best-known works are the poetry collection Trade Wind (1945), the novel The Road (1948), and the epic poem Aniara (1956). In 1949 he became the first self-taught working-class writer ever elected to the Swedish Academy. He shared the 1974 Nobel Prize for Literature with Eyvind Johnson.

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  • Martinson, Harry (Edmund) — (6 may. 1904, Jämshög, Suecia–11 feb. 1978, Estocolmo). Novelista y poeta sueco. Pasó gran parte de su infancia en casas de adopción y su juventud como marino mercante, obrero y vagabundo. Describió sus experiencias de joven en dos novelas… …   Enciclopedia Universal

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  • Martinson, Harry — ▪ Swedish author in full  Harry Edmund Martinson   born May 6, 1904, Jämshög, Swed. died Feb. 11, 1978, Stockholm       Swedish novelist and poet who was the first self taught, working class writer to be elected to the Swedish Academy (1949).… …   Universalium

  • Literaturnobelpreis 1974: Eyvind Johnson — Harry Edmund Martinson —   Der Schwede Johnson wurde für seine im Dienst der Freiheit stehende Erzählkunst, sein Landsmann Martinson für »ein Werk, das den Tautropfen einfängt und das Weltall spiegelt«, geehrt.    Biografien   Eyvind Johnson, * Svartbjörnsbyn… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Harry Martinson — Harry Edmund Martinson (Jämshög, 1904 Estocolmo, 1978). Escritor y poeta sueco. Recibió, compartido con su compatriota Eyvind Johnson, el Premio Nobel de literatura en 1974 por una obra poética capaz de abarcar desde una gota de rocío a todo el… …   Wikipedia Español

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