Atterbom; En Levnadsteckning

Atterbom; En Levnadsteckning

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...the nineteenth century we see with satisfaction that her wish has been realized; for there has been no war in Sweden since "Gefion" was published, now just a century ago. We may well say that-the original mission of Gefion, as described by Charlotta d'Albedyhll in 11. 191-96 of the first canto, has been satisfactorily fulfilled: "Thules frusnade jord skall plojas af idoga hander, Fruktbara fa1t fran hojderna ses och mognade skordar: Jernet, Nordens klenod, ej alltid skall fargas af blodet, Rosten i faran det skall afslipa, och glansa likt silfver; Norden skall vaxa i makt, och trenne kronor den pryda: Detta blifver ditt verk, o Gefion vanast bland dottrar! "1 A word more about the descriptive coloring, and the frequency with which it occurs. At times the descriptive words have an almost Romantic tinge. In the very first canto (1. 36) Freya flees to her team from her "rosy bed" (rosenbadd), even Frigga's sandals are gold (1. 56), her voice rings out like a "silver-tone" (silfverton, 1. 65), and Gefion disappears like a "cloud of purple" (purpursky, 1. 216). In the following canto the sky is a "beaming purple" (stralande purpur, 1. 74), and the children of Gefion cling to their mother's skirt " with rounded hands of a lily-color" (rundade hander af liljfarg, 1. 178). Again, in the third canto, the horizon is " striped with gold, azure and purple" (1. 50), the sons of Gefion are here "gold-beaming alike" (gullglansande lika, 1. 72), Gefion sweetens the brew for Gylfe with " honey-fragrant flowers " (honungsdoftande blommor, 1. 126), and then the half intoxicated king looks upon the "blue-eyed goddess with a delirious yearning" (yrande tranad, 1. 132). Forsete's palace in the last canto is, of course, gold and silver. Gefion's brother Skjold has a...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236673212
  • 9781236673213