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Torgny Lindgren

Legends

”I have written down several images and thoughts that I have carried around in my head as far back as I can remember. I have never found any use for them; I presume this is the case with the most of us. We are full of small tales and stories which have crept into our minds and we haven’t the slightest idea why they are there. Some of them we have invented ourselves, others we have heard from people around us. And they seem both obscure and unusable. Why I call these small tales ‘Legends’ I can’t rightly say. It might have something to do with my idea of the hidden dimension in us all, everything that is hidden under the surface.”
Torgny Lindgren

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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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”I have written down several images and thoughts that I have carried around in my head as far back as I can remember. I have never found any use for them; I presume this is the case with the most of us. We are full of small tales and stories which have crept into our minds and we haven’t the slightest idea why they are there. Some of them we have invented ourselves, others we have heard from people around us. And they seem both obscure and unusable. Why I call these small tales ‘Legends’ I can’t rightly say. It might have something to do with my idea of the hidden dimension in us all, everything that is hidden under the surface.”
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