The increased interest in Russian literature in Stockholm, homeland of the Nobel Prize - ruriktochkase Page 2
Jul. 12th, 2010
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The increased interest in Russian literature in Stockholm, the homeland of the Nobel Prize.
Today (April 4th) a new book about Brodsky "Language is god" was published, by the famous Swedish writer Bengt Yangfeldt. (This is Eglish. vers. of interview, original in this journal here: http://ruriktochkase.livejournal.com/418.h
The increased interest in Russian literature in Stockholm, the home of the Nobel Prize.
Today (April 4th) a new book about Brodsky #Language is god # was published, by the famous Swedish writer Bengt Yangfeldt.
It is generally accepted that the increase of interest in a writer of any country, by Stockholm literary circles, increases the chances of writers from that country to receive a Nobel Prize in the future. In turn, the literature of the countries that already have Nobel laureates, is always more closely monitored by critics from Stockholm. It creates a positive spiral, in which success breeds the new successes. It is possible that at the moment we are witnessing one of these turns of spiral.
Of course, for the perception of the establishment, it is very importantly, who is actually focusing the interest to the literature of a given country? This it is not the wide popularity that matters, but official recognition of that writers or critics work.
It should be noted that when viewed from this perspective, the fact that Bengt Yangfeldt was awarded "August priset", the most prestigious national prize in Sweden, his attempt to focus public attention acquires special importance. In addition to literary critics, Yangfeldts work is widely recognized in scientific circles. So the news about the release of the new book by Yangfeld about Brodsky, at once became a sensation in the cultural life of the whole of Sweden.
The narration in the Yangfelds book is based on his friendship with Brodsky. Of course this fact gives the author a unique opportunity to tell the reader well-known biographical facts of Brodskys life as a wirter in a new light, but also share with the reader details of the inner world of man, a thinker, Joseph Brodsky.
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