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Carl-Henning Wijkmark

Contemporary Times Behind Us

What happens to a country which doesn’t understand itself or its history any longer? Carl–Henning Wijkmark is very much a critic – and a much admired one – of contemporary culture, but he doesn’t stop there. In his new collection of essays he puts forth alternatives to today’s all too easily digested fare: classical authors, deeper political reflection. A sort of radical humanist culture criticism is ever–present in all of Wijkmark’s texts, regardless of the subject.

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Carl-Henning Wijkmark was born in Stockholm in 1934. After university studies in Sweden and abroad, he worked as a journalist and literary critic, as a translator and teacher at the University of Stockholm. He has been a full-time writer for more than twenty-five years and has published novels, essays, as well as plays, many of…

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What happens to a country which doesn’t understand itself or its history any longer? Carl–Henning Wijkmark is very much a critic – and a much admired one – of contemporary culture, but he doesn’t stop there. In his new collection of essays he puts forth alternatives to today’s all too easily digested fare: classical authors, deeper political reflection. A sort of radical humanist culture criticism is ever–present in all of Wijkmark’s texts, regardless of the subject.

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