Harry Martinson

Harry Martinson (6 May 1904 – 11 February 1978) was a Swedish sailor, author and poet. In 1949 he was elected into the Swedish Academy. He was awarded a joint Nobel Prize in Literature in 1974 together with fellow Swede Eyvind Johnson. The choice was very controversial, as both Martinson and Johnson were members of the academy and had partaken in endorsing themselves as laureates.

He has been called "the great reformer of 20th century Swedish poetry, the most original of the writers called 'proletarian'."

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Swedish Poetry - Lists of Important Swedish 20th Century Books
1981 Göran Tunström, Juloratoriet, 1983 Selma Lagerlöf, Jerusalem, 1901–02 Harry Martinson, Aniara, 1956 Marianne Fredriksson, Simon and the Oaks (Simon och ekarna), 1985 Kerstin Ekman, Blackwater (H. 20 books were Vilhelm Moberg, Emigrants series Harry Martinson, Aniara Frans G ... The Brothers Lionheart Eyvind Johnson, Return to Ithaca (Strändernas svall), 1946 Harry Martinson, Flowering Nettle (Nässlorna blomma), 1935 Hjalmar Söderberg, Doctor Glas (Doktor Glas ...