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The Nobel Prize in Literature 1916 was awarded to Verner von Heidenstam "in recognition of his significance as the leading representative of a new era in our literature".

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Pilgrimage and Wander Years (Vallfart och vandringsår)

Carl Gustaf Verner von Heidenstam won the 2nd Nobel Prize in Literature for Sweden in 1916. Born in 1859 into an aristocratic family; he got acquainted with the famous writers of his country through extensive reading. A brilliant student at Ecole Des Be aux-Arts; he toured throughout Europe. He was elected as one of the twelve members of the Swedish Academy in 1912. I like and recommend his "Pilgrimage: The Wander Years". The writings in the book display Writer’s conflict within himself. They also reveal his strong nostalgia and his sense of protest against injustice. He has also expressed his sorrow in being prevented from meeting his mother.
/Dilbag Firdausi, India

Poems (Nya dikter)

Magnificent and simple, eternally valid. Untranslatable. This poetry is unsurpassably nobleminded, nocturnal and non-perishable. Heidenstams diction is among the beauty queens of Swedish literature.
/Alrik Killing, Iceland
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