Saturday, December 04, 2004

Scandinavian Literature, Emergence of Realism and Poetic Realism

Realism made only slow headway in spite of the example of the Finno-Swedish poet Johan Ludvig Runeberg (see below). Literature of the 1840s and 1850s was mainly an aftermath of Romanticism. A movement known as Scandinavism produced a good deal of verse: Carl Vilhelm August Strandberg (pseudonym �Talis Qualis�), fieriest poet of this type, later made excellent translations from

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