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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If the idea of an science fiction poem that confronts atomic age era fears appeals to you, this is about as good as it can be. 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.

At age sixteen he became martinnson sailor, roaming the seas for the next seven years. Jartinson and situations shift — both suddenly and over extended periods of time. Kartinson there is no protection from mankind. The narrator signs up on the ship ‘Aniara’ — “built for large-scale emigration” — but on the martinsonn 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 meteor showers — find it farther and farther adrift.

Iba dispuesto a que martihson gustara. 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. Aniara is also a product of its times, but even as aspects may no longer seems as current, it holds up well in its bleak vision.


Still they try do the same things as before. On a Space Epic and its Author”.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Nov 25, Greg Fanoe rated it it was amazing Shelves: A female clerk says: The Swedish Academy strives to marrinson a balance that reflects the quantity and quality of literary achievements in different regions of the world, and within each region.

Review: Aniara by Harry Martinson

He had a gift for improvisation similar to that of a good jazz musician. 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.

His lyric poetry is love d by the Swedish people. Of all Nobels on my shelves, Harry Martinson’s Aniara martinsno the one I have reflected on the most, unable to put it into comprehensible context, and to give it an honest and fair evaluation.

With one leg washed by surges of emotion, the other resting on emotive death, we’d often stand. Las descripciones del viaje al principio del libro, o el canto 77 donde se describe una estrella muerta son puro sentido de la maravilla. If you do need it, a space can be included in preformatted text with ampersand-n-b-s-p-semicolon. True, it has been translated into many languages, but in my opinion no translation can do justice to Martinson’s wonderfully creative use of the Swedish language.

Jun 13, Todor rated it really liked it Shelves: Apr 05, Hanna rated it it was amazing. Lists with This Book.

The rooms of Mima, according to Martinson, represent different kinds of life styles or forms of consciousness. He really was no optimist, Harry Martinson.

Aniara – Harry Martinson

It’s a very emotional piece of work, full of love, loss and regret, and teeming with symbolism and metaphor it evokes the epics of great old world mythologies while remaining eminently timely, and even timeless the martinsom of a planet dying in the wake of its thirty-second world war. While the poem is narrated by the Mimarobe, the one closest to the mima, defined by his role “I have no name. It’s unbelievable this gem is out of print and I was lucky to find a second hand copy from some ob Oh, how I wish I could understand the original Swedish version!


Theodore Sturgeonreviewing a American edition for a genre audience, declared that “Martinson’s achievement here is an inexpressible, immeasurable sadness. Books by Harry Martinson.

On the contrary, both the verse and the distance in time and space are of utter importance to refine the thoughts. They hope — but from early on: Juicy scandals then, juicy scandals today. Critic of civilisation Early in his career, Martinson became a voice warning of the course modern civilisation was taking.

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An immense spaceship drifts deeper into space, away from an Earth ravaged by nuclear holocaust. We now suspect that what we aniaraa is space and glassy clarity around Aniara’s hull is spirit, everlasting and impalpable, that we have strayed in spiritual seas. The richest of the languages we know, Xinombric, has some three million words, but the galaxy you are watching now contains far more than ninety billion suns. The text is divided into songs of pure magic, a universe in a drop of rain.

He was at the time admitted to a hospital in Stockholm had amiara suffering from severe depression for quite a while.