Aniara: An Epic Science Fiction Poem [Harry Martinson] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This is the paperback edition translated from the. The great Swedish writer Harry Martinson published his masterpiece, Aniara, during the height of the Cold War – right after the Soviet Union. When Swedish poet and writer Harry Martinson was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in “for writings that catch the dewdrop and reflect the cosmos”.
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Harry Martinson is first and foremost a great poet, with the Nobel Prize in Literature as testimony to his calibre and standing. His lyric poetry is love d by the Swedish people.
Furthermore, he created two works that fairly rapidly liberated themselves from their author, indeed from between the covers of the books in which he had written them.
They became independent tales, living lives of their own, legends in their own right, myths people are familiar with without necessarily knowing who created them or having read the books in which they xniara first told.
Aniara: An Epic Science Fiction Poem by Harry Martinson
Not many authors have accomplished this, making a contribution to the world of mythology. But Martinson has done it on two occasions. That a story follows its own path in this way is a privilege granted only to truly great authors. His ability to portray life in miniature at eye level with the tufts of grass is unique in Swedish poetry. With an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, he also acquainted himself with advanced uarry physics and its consequences for the rapidly changing world.
Where science eventually grinds to a halt — because there are no tools for empirical research — Martinson feels at liberty to carry on the search for our innermost truth. Where the nuclear physicist can go no further, Martinson, with the help of hwrry unconfined imagination, can journey on in intriguing investigations into modern scientific phenomena, and not least highlight the direction in which the whole scientifically-based perception of the world and society can force mankind.
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Thus, he was able to warn us of the dangers that threatened, the scientific aniwra technological developments that fascinated but alarmed him. Early in his career, Martinson became a voice warning of the course modern civilisation was taking.
At that time there was no place for pessimism and scepticism towards the possibility of changing society to the best of all worlds. Martinson even suggested the world might possibly be heading to its doom.
However angry he may have been about aniarra way in which technology was raping nature, he retained his conviction that nature, the source of life, would nevertheless win the duel in the end. But time and again his poems, which go right to the heart of the hopefulness in our souls, come back to the powers of nature that have shaped our lives through the centuries.
From just under the surface of the subtle issues and matter that science addresses, moral dimensions are plainly visible. Sniara these developments we humans want?
Aniara: An Epic Science Fiction Poem
Can natural science — or science in general — provide genuine answers to our questions about life? Critic of civilisation Early in his career, Martinson became a voice warning of the course modern civilisation was taking.
Philosopher From just under the surface of the subtle issues and matter that science addresses, moral dimensions are plainly visible. Harry Martinson Society, 1 March 80, Anisra Kommentera Avbryt svar E-postadressen publiceras inte.