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De Vandrande Djaeknarne

Auhtor: Viktor Rydberg

Language: swedish
Published: 1856

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Summary of the Book 'De Vandrande Djaeknarne':

Abraham Viktor Rydberg (Jnkping December 18 1828 - Djursholm September 21 1895) was a Swedish writer and a member of the Swedish Academy 1877-1895. Primarily a classical idealist Viktor Rydberg poet novelist essayist idealist philosopher and one of the prominent figures in Swedish intellectual life in the latter half of the nineteenth century has been described as Swedens last Romantic and by 1859 was generally regarded in the first rank of Swedish novelists. The leading cultural figure of his day he also wrote works on philosophy philology and aesthetics. As an idealist faithful to the Romantic tradition in poetry and thought but with a mind receptive to the ideas of a new age he achieved an unequalled position of authority in Swedish literature and with his broad range of achievements greatly influenced Swedish cultural life He came to be described by subsequent biographer Judith Moffett as a man of letters: a journalist novelist poet religious historian an expert on Norse mythology and the history of ideas an all-around cultural leader. Of him a trio of scholars at the University of Cambridge in 1951 write: One writer par excellence represents the transition from idealism of the Nyromantik New Romantic to the Naturalism of the 80s. Viktor Rydberg (1828-1895) was a radical largely self-educated journalist who ended up as a professor at the newly founded University (Hgskola) of Stockholm and the Grand Old Man of the Swedish Academy novelist poet philosopher he owes his place in the history of Swedish literature before 1879 principally to his ideological novel The Last Athenian (Den siste Athenaren 1859) and his philosophical treatise The Bibles Doctrine Concerning Christ (Bibelns lra om kristus 1862). In both of these works he attacks the narrow orthodoxy of the Church implicitly or explicitly. Rydberg was a fighter for broader perspectives and loftier ideals in fact for a better world. Fredrik Bk sums up Rydberg as a metaphysical: He saw the ideas of things not the things themselves the eternal the overall patterns not the shifting multicolor phenomena of this world. It is as an exegetic researcher that Rydbergs influence on the history of ideas is the greatest. His work has plainly been seen as the breakthrough of religious liberalism in Sweden. Rydbergs works on the history of religion and comparative Indo-European studies has not been recognized to the same extent but ?p priority for Sweden should be given to the writer and poet Viktor Rydberg who although an amateur was a forerunner of comparative Indo-European studies. ? He was a constant student of the customs philosophies and religions of the ancients and in a utilitarian age he avoided that close analytical study of the conditions of life about him which gives us our realists of this era. Rydberg fell between idealism and Naturalism for as a novelist poet and critic he began as a radical journalist and ended as a professor and author of philosophical poems. Viktor Rydberg perhaps the most important of Swedens writers in the second half of the nineteenth century whose Platonic ideas were extremely influencial as an idealist and a romantic had little influence on the next generation of writers dominated by realism. With the death of Rydberg the last ideal barrier against the invading realism falls.

Excerpts from the Book 'De Vandrande Djaeknarne':


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