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By Stig Dagerman,Benjamin Mier-Cruz

After the foreign good fortune of his selection of global battle II newspaper articles, German Autumn—a booklet that solidified his prestige because the so much promising and intriguing author in Sweden—Stig Dagerman was once despatched to France with an project to provide extra during this journalistic type. yet he couldn't write the much-awaited follow-up. in its place, he holed up in a small French village and in the summertime of 1948 created what will be his so much own, poignant, and stunning novel: A Burnt Child.

Set in a working-class local in Stockholm, the tale revolves round a tender guy named Bengt who falls into deep, inner most turmoil with the unforeseen demise of his mom. As he struggles to deal with her loss, his melancholy slowly transforms to rage whilst he discovers his father had a mistress. yet as Bengt swears revenge on behalf of his mother’s reminiscence, he additionally reveals himself drawn right into a fevered and conflicted dating with this woman—a flip that factors him to query his past religion in morality, advantage, and fidelity.

Written in a taut and wonderfully naturalistic tone, Dagerman illuminates the wealthy atmospheres of Bengt’s existence, either inner and everlasting: from his heartache and fury to the moody streets of Stockholm and the Hitchcockian shadows of hysteria and risk within the woods and waters of Sweden’s distant islands. A Burnt Child continues to be Dagerman’s most generally learn novel, either in Sweden and around the globe, and is among the crowning works of his brief yet celebrated career.

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