Eyvind Johnson - Quotes

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And this we should believe: that hope and volition can bring us closer to our ultimate goal: justice for all, injustice for no-one. ---->>>

In the world of the present, in our time, we feel that suffering, anguish, the torments of body and soul, are greater than ever before in the history of mankind. ---->>>

Many men of science and poets have in their own manner, by various ways and means, and aided by others, sought unceasingly to create a more tolerable world for everyone. ---->>>

A writer's work often reflects what he or she has been exposed to in life; experiences which are the groundwork of a poem or a story. ---->>>

A poet or prose narrator usually looks back on what he has achieved against a backdrop of the years that have passed, generally finding that some of these achievements are acceptable, while others are less so. ---->>>

From the throes of inspiration and the eddies of thought the poet may at last be able to arrive at, and convey the right admixture of words and meaning. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Swedish
Born: July 29, 1900
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Die: 08-25, 1976
Occupation: Author
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Eyvind Johnson (29 July 1900 – 25 August 1976) was a Swedish novelist and short story writer. Regarded as the most groundbreaking novelist in modern Swedish literature he became a member of the Swedish Academy in 1957 and shared the Nobel Prize in Literature with Harry Martinson in 1974 with the citation: for a narrative art, far-seeing in lands and ages, in the service of freedom (wikipedia)