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Doctor Glas
Doctor Glas
by Hjalmar Soderberg
Edition: Hardcover

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best Swedish writers, 22 July 2007
This review is from: Doctor Glas (Hardcover)
It's quite funny that Söderberg is best known around the world for this novel - in Sweden he is most known for his short stories, which are seen as the finest examples of the form written in that language. But he uses the same style in all his fiction - very controlled, no unnecessary words. And he writes very gently about the ironies of life, and gives some of the best descriptions of Stockholm to be found anywhere in fiction. Anything he wrote is well worth reading!


Memoirs of a Dead Man (Series B: English Translations of Works of Scandinavian Literature)
Memoirs of a Dead Man (Series B: English Translations of Works of Scandinavian Literature)
by Hjalmar Bergman
Edition: Paperback
Price: £17.48

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a very good writer from Sweden, 20 July 2007
Hjalmar Bergman is one of my favorite writers in Sweden, I'm really pleased his book is now in English, only I think the second one. This is a very good story, right at the middle of his writing - after he got really good, but before he started to write his most popular books. So in it you can see what was really important to him, like freedom of will, and how far people are forced to do things because of their background and childhood and inheritance from their family.

This book is a riddle - you see different characters doing the same things, but in new ways and in new places. Grandfathers, fathers, sons, uncles - same questions affect all of them, and some do right, some do wrong, some go crazy! Actually it is a very funny book, but in a way that is hard to say - Bergman is a very ironic writer, with a comical sense of the world.

I hope there will be more books by this writer in English, so I can show my English friends how good he is!


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