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Humanities 2018, 7(4), 112; https://doi.org/10.3390/h7040112

Dream Poems. The Surreal Conditions of Modernism

Institut for Kultur og Globale Studier, Aalborg Universitet, 9220 Aalborg Ø, Danmark
Received: 28 September 2018 / Revised: 5 November 2018 / Accepted: 6 November 2018 / Published: 7 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nordic and European Modernisms)
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Abstract

The article discusses three Swedish dream poems: Artur Lundkvist’s “Om natten älskar jag någon…” from Nattens broar (1936), Gunnar Ekelöf’s “Monolog med dess hustru” from Strountes (1955), and Tomas Tranströmer’s “Drömseminarium” from Det vilda torget (1983). These authors and their poems all relate to European Surrealism. However, they do not only support the fundamental ideas of the Surrealist movement, they also represent reservations about, and corrections to, this movement. The article illuminates different aspects of dream poems and discusses the status of this poetic genre and its relation to Surrealism throughout the twentieth century. View Full-Text
Keywords: Nordic modernism; poetry; surrealism; dream Nordic modernism; poetry; surrealism; dream
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