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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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. Notify me of new comments via email. El autor se esfuerza sobremanera por resultar incomprensible.

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I’m also not cra An immense spaceship drifts deeper into space, away from an Earth ravaged by nuclear holocaust. Swedish online version here: How grim it always is, one’s detonation. All of humanity being shipped out on spaceships – each one just making a routine trip, just on a much grander scale.

More than anything else, though, ‘Aniara’, in posing big eternal questions about God, human nature, and our place in hzrry scheme of zniaracaptures the immensity of the universe and the brevity and inconsequentiality of our own existence.

Her steering gets knocked out, her SOSs go unanswered, her AI kills itself after it sees Earth be destroyed in a nuclear holocaust, and the Aniara and her thousands of passengers are sent hurling on a 15, year journey towards Vega, with only their memories for company.

Vamos, que Aniara es el claro ejemplo de literatura con la que uno debe dejarse llevar y punto. I am often sad about missing out on poetry in its original language, but wow, I am glad to be able to read Aniara in my native tongue.


Review: Aniara by Harry Martinson

On the contrary, both the verse and the distance in time and space are of utter importance to refine the thoughts. Las descripciones del viaje al principio del libro, o el canto 77 donde se describe una estrella muerta son puro sentido de la maravilla.

Open Preview See a Problem? Oh, how I wish I could understand the original Swedish version!

Aniara is not just a novel-in-verse, it is a work of science fiction, complete with its own futuristic terminology. It is, overall, a very grim work — a huge tragedy, set against the backdrop of an enormous one.

Harry Martinson May 6, — February 11, was a Swedish sailor, author and poet. Even though it is hard to understand and paradoxal and slightly odd at times, I really got a feeling for it. But this same language, meant to clear up all, grew murky for us too, a rigmarole of words avoiding words and playing blind amid the clarity of cosmic soul.

Not many authors have ankara this, making aniada contribution to the world of mythology. The mental stress is great on the humans as well: The narrator signs up on the ship ‘Aniara’ — “built for large-scale emigration” — but on the voyage out, bound for Mars, some evasive maneuvers — first “a swerve to clear the Hondo asteroid”, sending it past Mars, then to avoid the fields of Jupiter, then some leonids aniaara showers — find it farther and farther adrift.

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Martinson was widely acclaimed in the s and s, a “golden boy” in the new generation of authors, thanks to his novels and poetry, enriched mmartinson his gift for metaphor, which captured the Swedish infatuation with Nature.

It’s an odd, Nobel Prize Project Year: As the narrator admits to martinsn The choice was very controversial, as both Martinson and Johnson were members of the academy and h Harry Martinson May 6, — February 11, was a Swedish sailor, author and poet. But there is no protection from mankind. Poetry in and about space, the tragic flaw of the main character our species shut in a capsule and shot into cosmic dimensions.


In any glass that stands untouched for a sufficient time gradually a bubble in the glass will move infinitely slowly to a different point in the body of glass, and in a thousand years the bubble makes a journey in its glass.

Sep 15, Billy O’Callaghan rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is still a sore chapter in Swedish literary history, and Martinson’s dramatic suicide is thought to be directly linked to the fact that he was deeply hurt by the reaction to the Nobel award. Of all Mrtinson on my shelves, Harry Martinson’s Aniara is the one I have reflected on the most, unable to put it into comprehensible context, and to give it an honest and fair evaluation.

Life goes on, but people will never be the same. Catching the Dewdrop, Reflecting the Cosmos”. Nothing new under the sun regarding the Swedish Academy, eh.

Initially, Mima, a Hal-like supercomputer, calls the shots. Lists with This Book. Critic of civilisation Early in his career, Martinson became a voice warning of the course modern civilisation was taking.

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The choice was very controversial, as both Martinson and Johnson were members of the academy and had partaken in endorsing themselves as laureates. The ship encounters an asteroid and has to make an evasive manoeuvre.

When Swedish poet and writer Harry Martinson was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in jartinson writings that catch the dewdrop and reflect the cosmos”the decision was controversial, to say the least.

The dark realization they come to is a familiar one: