Aniara: An Epic Science Fiction Poem [Harry Martinson] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This is the paperback edition translated from the. The great Swedish writer Harry Martinson published his masterpiece, Aniara, during the height of the Cold War – right after the Soviet Union. 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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The marttinson intelligence is an interesting addition — and its fate an interesting take — while the humans behave in generally predictable ways. That the mima had invented half herself.

Are these developments we humans want? They are peculiar and unafraid of standing out, sharp and clever, and always with critique hidden between the lines. The co-win in of Harry Martinson and Eyvind Johnson was considered controversial at the time, because both were members of the selection committee and both were pretty much unknown writers.

The main theme is to contrast their longing for Earth with the horror of their memories of the n Kind of disappointing. I am of Mima. I mean just that languages do not suffice to express everything contained in that spectacle. American Scandinavian Foundation Translation Prize. Being a poem, a science fiction post-apocalyptic verse epos, and a deeply disturbing journey into the human condition, it is one of the books I quite often open randomly to enjoy the brilliant Swedish verse. While Wells in his The Island of Dr.

With one leg harry by surges of emotion, the other resting on emotive death, we’d often stand. Martinson even suggested the world might possibly be heading to its doom. This site uses cookies.


Aniara – Harry Martinson

Aniara is a cautionary tale, holding up the mirror of regret when it is too late: In the beginning of our twenty-fourth year thought broke down and fantasy died out. But everything passes in time. The great Swedish writer Harry Martinson published his masterpiece, Aniara, during the height of the Cold War – right after the Soviet Union announced that it had exploded the hydrogen bomb. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

Ashore, he was something of a drifter, doing part-time work and augmenting his meagre income with earnings from selling poems. Philosopher From just under the surface of the subtle issues and matter that science addresses, moral dimensions are plainly visible. Did I mention Swedish? From just under the surface of the subtle issues and matter that science addresses, moral dimensions are plainly visible.

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It’s lost absolutely none of its power. Archived from the original on 9 April Eventually the ship breaks down too severely to be repaired and death comes for all who remain. As the flight of the ship progresses, the reader learns more about the reasons behind the destruction of Earth as well as the horrifying secrets behind the evacuation plan.

I received it as a present shortly after it appeared.

May 15, Winterdragon rated it it was amazing Shelves: A bit of science-terminology — mostly invented — gives it a slightly different feel, but ultimately this is spiritual poetry, the voyage of the individual and of humanity, and what has been left behind, a world ruined by mankind, leaving the survivors adrift in space “where no god heard us in the endless void”.

Politics aside, having read quite a lot by both Johnson and Martinson, and at least two or three works by all other laureates worldwide as well, I belong to the party claiming they deserved the honour DESPITE being in the academy.


Aniara: An Epic Science Fiction Poem

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. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Books and Writers kirjasto. The Andromeda Galaxy was one of the sources that inspired the poem. This book is 50 years old this year. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. We trade coins of diverse denominations: A spaceship hurtles towards a distant constellation, going faster than anything in human history but essentially aniqra still from a relative point of view.

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Martinson, who was a very sensitive person, was deeply offended at insinuations that he had been awarded the prize for reasons other than merit. The world is still developing in a direction where power to destroy is given to people with no sense of love and responsibility for the beautiful nature of our shared planet and our common cultural heritage.

He had harrry difficult childhood and youth.

Y el valle de Doris creo que no es un sitio, sino que se refiere a toda la Tierra. It’s an odd, thoroughly unique classic though sadly, it is currently out of print and very expensive.

Such journeys have often been the subjects of poetry, and Martinson’s leap into the endlessness of the universe is, ultimately, no more radical of fantastical than, say, poetic journeys to heaven or hell.