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  • Title: Non Serviam
  • Author: Gunnar Ekelöf
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  • Page: 392
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  1. Gunnar Ekel f was a Swedish poet and writer He was a member of the Swedish Academy from 1958 He was also awarded an honorary doctorate in philosophy by Uppsala University in 1958 He won a number of prizes for his poetry.Life and WorksGunnar Ekel f has been described as Sweden s first surrealist poet he made his debut with the collection sent p jorden late on earth in 1932, a work written during an extended stay in Paris in 1929 30 that was too unconventional to become widely appreciated and which the author described as capturing a period of suicidal thoughts and apocalyptic moods 1 It was, in a sense, an act of literary revolt akin to Edith S dergran s Septemberlyran a dozen years earlier While not disavowing his debut, Ekel f moved towards romanticism and received better reviews for his second poetry collection Dedikation 1934 Both of his first two volumes are strongly influenced by surrealism and show a violent, at times feverish torrent of images, deliberate breakdown of ordered syntax and traditional poetic language and a defiant spirit bordering on anarchism cut your belly cut your belly and don t think of any tomorrow runs the black humorous refrain of a poem called fanfare in sent p jorden, which collection does away with the use of upper case letters This defiant outsiderhood was grounded in his person though he came from an upper class background, Ekel f had never felt committed to it his father had been mentally ill and when his mother remarried, Ekel f strongly disapproved of his stepfather and, by extension, of his mother who had let him in he became a loner and a rebel already in his teens and would never feel at ease with the s of the established upper and middle classes or with their inhibitions and, as he perceived it, hypocrisy and back scratching Swedish critic Anders Olsson described Ekel f s turn to poetry as a choice of the only utterance that doesn t expurge the contradictions and empty spaces of language and of the mind F rjes ng 1941 , a finely expressed blend of romanticism, surrealism, and the dark clouds of the ongoing war spelled a mark of maturity and would influence later Swedish poets, as would his debut over time From this point on, his transformations of style and imagery, his deep familiarity with a wide array of literary idioms, stretching far beyond modern writing, and an almost Bob Dylan like propensity to make fresh departures in his writing and challenge critics readings of his work in order to keep true to it, made him one of the most influential and, in time, widely read of Scandinavian modernist poets, a kind of father figure and challenging and inspiring model for many later writers not just in Sweden but also in Denmark and Norway He has been translated into many languages and is a living classic of 20th century Swedish poetry.