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Torgny Lindgren

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A collection of stories with two central themes to the tales: the power of the imagination and the impotence of imagination. Lot and his wife turn up from biblical times, as does the hitherto unknown German, Alfred Krummes, whose place and influence in world politics seems to be a matter of chance. And the story of Mr. Ragnar Åman, farmer and much else besides ”who is the only man in the parish, indeed in the whole district, who can have whoever he wishes to have” and who precisely for that reason refrains from choosing a local woman.

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Torgny Lindgren (1938–2017) was born in Raggsjö in northern Sweden. He made his debut as a poet in 1965 but his major breakthrough came with the novel The Way of the Serpent in 1982 which was filmed by Bo Widerberg in 1986. He was awarded an honorary doctorate by Linköping University in 1990 and in 1991 he…

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A collection of stories with two central themes to the tales: the power of the imagination and the impotence of imagination. Lot and his wife turn up from biblical times, as does the hitherto unknown German, Alfred Krummes, whose place and influence in world politics seems to be a matter of chance. And the story of Mr. Ragnar Åman, farmer and much else besides ”who is the only man in the parish, indeed in the whole district, who can have whoever he wishes to have” and who precisely for that reason refrains from choosing a local woman.

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