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Stig Dagerman

Daily Notes

Stig Dagerman published more than a thousand daily verses, commenting often satirically recent events and political developments. The very first he wrote in autumn 1943, the last one he delivered to the newspaper Arbetaren (The Worker) the day before his suicide in 1954. For more than 50 years these Daily Notes have had a very special place in Swedish literature.

In this new edition, world-renowned Syrian poet Adonis is making the introduction of the work, with companion poems matching Dagerman s sententious verses. Daily Notes remain as current and as affecting as they were then, and continues to serve as a source of inspiration to younger generations of poets, journalists and musicians alike.

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Dagerman

Stig Dagerman (1923–1954) is one of the most prominent authors among the Swedish “Fyrtiotalisterna” (writers of the 1940s). He made his debut in 1945 with the novel The Snake which was awarded the Svenska Dagbladet prize for literature. He is best known as a writer of prose, with Island of the Doomed, 1946, A Burnt Child, 1947 and Wedding Worries, 1949, but…

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Stig Dagerman published more than a thousand daily verses, commenting often satirically recent events and political developments. The very first he wrote in autumn 1943, the last one he delivered to the newspaper Arbetaren (The Worker) the day before his suicide in 1954. For more than 50 years these Daily Notes have had a very special place in Swedish literature.

In this new edition, world-renowned Syrian poet Adonis is making the introduction of the work, with companion poems matching Dagerman s sententious verses. Daily Notes remain as current and as affecting as they were then, and continues to serve as a source of inspiration to younger generations of poets, journalists and musicians alike.

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