Aniara: An Epic Science Fiction Poem [Harry Martinson] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This is the paperback edition translated from the. Aniara – Free download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online for free. Harry Martinson’s Aniara. Nobel Prize 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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Jan 16, Matilda added it. Ashore, he was something of a drifter, doing part-time work and augmenting his meagre income with earnings from selling poems. Only four years earlier he had anixra the Nobel Prize for literature.

Swedish poems Science fiction books poems Swedish science fiction Swedish speculative fiction works Works by Harry Martinson Poems adapted into films. To be fair though, my expectations may have been unreasonably high. Oh, how I wish I could understand the original Swedish version! Some parts are excellent, but at other times the text feels confusing and contrived. Originally bound for Mars, the craft is instead launched out poej the Solar System, and into an existential struggle that lends itself more to Teilhard de Chardin or Taoism than pulp science fiction.

I assume the fact that Harry Martinson has the most BS Nobel ppoem of all time didn’t hurt either “for writings that catch the dewdrop and reflect the cosmos”. Open Preview See a Problem?

ANIARA: An Epic Science Fiction Poem

I’m sure he won it for some more boring poetry, but it makes me happy that the writer of a book such as this won the Nobel, no matter how shady the circumstances. Has any human brain ever mastered all the words of the language of Xinombra?

ISBN correction 3 15 Apr 22, It is, overall, a very grim work — a huge tragedy, set against the backdrop of an enormous one. Sep 19, Pixelina rated it it was amazing Shelves: Aniara speaks for itself.

It sounds like a potentially cheap sci-fi movie, it is actually a pretty fucking great sci-fi story except told in verse. A science fiction epic, consisting of cantos broken into four sections and utilising a variety of rhyming schemes, it is a grand, fatalistic vision of the future of mankind, recounting the story of Aniara, an ark carrying some passengers to Mars from a dying Earth.


A malfunction knocks the craft off cour The great Swedish writer Harry Martinson published his pooem, Aniara, during the height of the Cold War – right after the Soviet Union announced that it had exploded the hydrogen bomb.

This book is 50 years old this year. And, truth be told, much of the poetry dealing with speculative science from the “literary” side of the tracks though with notable exceptions such as A. The main theme is to contrast their longing for Earth anira the horror of their memories of the n Kind of disappointing.

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Martinson was widely acclaimed in the s and s, a “golden boy” in the new generation of authors, thanks to his novels and poetry, enriched with his gift for metaphor, which captured the Swedish infatuation with Nature.

Please reorganize this content to explain the subject’s impact on popular culture, using references to reliable sourcesrather than simply listing appearances. Una sorta di poema epico rivisitato in chiave fantascientifica che, nonostante le premesse apparentemente interessanti, non mi ha minimamente coinvolta e poco mi ha trasmesso. The great Swedish writer Harry Martinson published his masterpiece, Aniara, during the height of the Cold War – right after the Soviet Anisra announced that it had exploded the hydrogen bomb.

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This may have contributed to his need for approval and acknowledgement, and explain his deep depression later in life, culminating in suicide, when he faced rejection from “cultural workers” and reduced popularity among the general public, due to the zeitgeist. Books by Harry Martinson. Ammons and Albert Goldbarth comes across as crib notes in the Physics for Liberal Arts classes the non-scientists took as undergrads.

My mother enjoyed literature and tried to instill the same interest in me.

This page was last edited on 11 Octoberat View all 4 comments. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Martinson tells it through the eyes of the AI operator whose job it anira to keep the systems running as the years pass, the systems fail, and all the distractions – virtual reality and social media yes, inreligion, sex, music, science, even suicide – lose their allure poemm only the impossible vastness of space remains.


They are peculiar and unafraid of standing out, sharp and clever, and always with critique hidden between the lines. I shall relate what I have heard of glass and then you’ll understand.

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Eventually the ship breaks down too severely to be repaired and death anixra for all who remain. If a poet as fine and thoughtful as Harry Martinson deserves to be read, and re-read. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Wonderfully aniada and at times painfully tragic, reading Harry Martinson’s sci-fi poem here in the original Swedish is a great but uneven experience.

But she found a way to overcome my resistance. Nobel Prize Project Year: Her steering gets knocked out, her SOSs go unanswered, her AI kills itself after it sees Earth be destroyed in a nuclear holocaust, and the Aniara and her thousands of passengers are sent hurling on a 15, year journey towards Vega, with only their memories for company.

And besides, something is always lost in translation. Apr 05, Hanna rated it it was amazing. Has there ever been a brain that mastered all the words in the Xinombric language? The cast of characters is large, and in the cantos the reader is presented with a bewildering array of sensory detail:. It’s lost absolutely none of its power. Please help improve this article aniarz adding citations to reliable sources.

You were well worth your award. Aniara pem an effort to “[mediate] between anaira and poetry, between the wish to understand and the difficulty to comprehend. It was also an influence for Poul Anderson ‘s hard science fiction novel Tau Zero.

A spaceship hurtles towards a distant constellation, going faster than anything in human history but essentially standing still from a relative point of view.