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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Aniara: An Epic Science Fiction Poem

I loved loved this book. View all 6 comments. I going to hunt me down a copy. Martinsn poems Science fiction books poems Swedish science fiction Swedish speculative fiction works Works by Harry Martinson Poems adapted into films.

Aniara – Wikipedia

I am of Mima. The main theme is to contrast their longing for Earth with the horror of their memories of the n Kind of disappointing. I ranged the universe but passed it by – For captive on Aniara here was I.

Here Martinson chooses as his topic how mankind comes to terms with hopeless, pointlessness, and martinsn inevitability of death.

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.

There is a supercomputor for entertainment, a sex cult also for entertainmentreligious cults, and of course an evil commander.


I actually bought an English translation, second hand but very expensive, because I thought I could read excerpts from it with my students, but in the end, Martinson’s language mrtinson so much connected to Swedish in my mind that I did not go ahead with the project. A future war is raging on the Earth, and people are fleeing to Mars.

Myself I questioned, but gave no reply. Well, in this case the Prize was the problem. Catching the Dewdrop, Reflecting the Cosmos”. But many were the changes in harrry life we led in the world that had become our own.

This book is 50 years old this year. Aniara isn’t a poem of the apocalypse, but in allowing some humans an escape from it yet having them find no redemption or salvation Martinson’s poem remains a dark, pessimistic vision of any human future. English online version here the songs start on p I love these old science-fiction classics.

Review: Aniara by Harry Martinson | Dawn of books

As the journey gets longer and the ship strikes further into the emptiness of space the religion gets more extreme as the hopelessness becomes harder to bear: But time and again his poems, which go right to the heart of the hopefulness in our souls, come back to the powers of nature that have shaped our lives through the centuries.

Of all the Nobel Prizes in Literature, the one awarded to Martinson and Johnson in is aniars the most disputed.


The great Swedish writer Harry Martinson published his masterpiece, Aniaraduring the height of the Cold War — right after the Soviet Union announced that it had exploded the hydrogen bomb. I ranged the universe but passed it by — for captive on Aniara here was I. He had a difficult childhood and youth. Both Martinson and his co-recipient Eyvind Johnson were members of the Academy.

Subsequent attacks by Swedish left-wing authors accused him of being out of touch with a new generation of political activists less prone to “sweet resignation”. I mean, how hard can it be to read about space travel in Swedish? Aniara speaks for itself.

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And that the only world which we are given is this world in Mima. ISBN correction 3 15 Apr 22, Sep 19, Pixelina rated it it was amazing Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you martinosn to read.

The main message of Aniara”my child” as Martinson called it, is the need to take care of Mother Earth. Oct 13, Manu Castellanos rated it really liked it.

Aniara was Martinson’s great work, and a part of the reason for his Nobel prize for literature.

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