The great Swedish writer Harry Martinson published his masterpiece, Aniara, during the height of the Cold War – right after the Soviet Union. Aniara: An Epic Science Fiction Poem [Harry Martinson] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This is the paperback edition translated from the. 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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The main theme is to contrast their longing for Earth with the horror of their memories of the nuclear wars and so forth that are going on there. View all 3 comments.

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Conditions and situations shift — both suddenly and over extended periods of time. The inventor was himself completely dumbstruck the day he found that one half of the mima he’d invented lay beyond analysis.

Swedish musician Kleerup released an album based on Aniara in Here Martinson chooses as his topic how mankind comes to terms with hopeless, pointlessness, and the inevitability of death. Life goes on, but people will never be the same.

But many were the changes in the life we led in the world that had become our own. The walls of grievous rage are closing on the aaniara we engineered. Can natural science — or science in general — provide genuine answers to our questions about life?

I ranged the universe, but passed it by – for captive on Aniara here was I. View all 4 comments. This volume is the first complete English language version and received the prestigious American Scandinavian Foundation Award. A malfunction knocks the craft off course, taking these would-be Mars colonists on an irreversible journey into deep space.


It’s a beautiful, though bleak, book filled with great lines and fine observations. There is a supercomputor for entertainment, a sex cult also for entertainmentreligious cults, and of course an evil commander.

Nobel Prize Project Year: The Andromeda Galaxy was one of the sources that inspired the poem. As the flight of the ship progresses, the reader learns more about the reasons behind the destruction of Earth as well as the horrifying secrets behind the evacuation plan. It has shaped my relation to Swedish literature more than anything else.

After being thrown off course its 8, souls are left to live what remains of their lives in a vast spaceship hurtling into the unknown emptiness of space, with no hope of ever returning to Earth.

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Hard to explain but I definitely recommend it. You are commenting using your Facebook account. How terror blasts inward, how horror blasts outward.

Review: Aniara by Harry Martinson

It was inspired by the events of WW II and by news of the hydrogen bomb in And now that the passengers are left alone to fend for themselves, they soon revert to baser instincts. It’s an odd, thoroughly unique classic though sadly, it is currently out of print and very expensive. He was at the prime of his career.

It’s a very emotional piece of work, full of love, loss and regret, and teeming with symbolism and metaphor it evokes the epics of great old world mythologies while remaining eminently timely, and even timeless the threat of a planet dying in the wake of its thirty-second world war.

Oct 13, Manu Castellanos rated it really anoara it. The marinson is destined to travel for another 15, years before reaching the vicinity of another star. He switches style from canto to canto, examining different characters, different aspects, different ways of trying to cope with the uncopeable.

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The song “On aika soittaa sinfonia” “It’s time to play a symphony” on the Finnish rock musician Tuomari Nurmio ‘s critically acclaimed album Punainen Planeetta “The Red Planet” is inspired by the poem. It has been translated into seven languages and adapted into a popular avant-garde opera. Email required Address never made public. Una sorta di poema epico rivisitato martinaon chiave fantascientifica che, nonostante le premesse apparentemente interessanti, non mi ha minimamente coinvolta e poco mi ha trasmesso.

What has been lost — an earth laid to waste mqrtinson are memories of: Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

And do marginson see. It has been translated into seven languages and adapted into a popular avant-garde opera. Apr 05, Hanna rated it it was amazing.

The co-win in of Harry Martinson and Eyvind Uarry was considered controversial at the time, because both were members of the selection committee and both were pretty much unknown writers. 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. It’s unbelievable this gem is out of print and I was lucky to find a second hand copy from some ob Oh, how I wish I could understand the original Swedish version!