Att i sitt öga

Att i sitt öga Gunnar Björling
  • Title: Att i sitt öga
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    About Gunnar Björling


    1. Finland Swedish modernist poet, whose work is characterized by his attempt to find words and than to understand words and that no other is Most of his career, Bj rlingt suffered from lack of understanding he was the most radical of all the modernists, a devoted dadaist, and labelled incomprehensible by the majority of the public.Now is not dead it is a voice barely shimmering in this night of light and between space and sea 1953 transl by David McDuff, from A way to measure time, 1992 Gunnar Bj rling was born in Helsinki, the son of Edvard Bj rling, a post office official, and Lydia Maria Rivell After Bj rling s father suffered a cerebral hemorrhage in 1896 and was unable to continue with his work, the family fell into poverty His childhood and youth Bj rling spent in Helsinki, Viipuri, and Kangasala In 1901 02 Bj rling attended military academy in Fredrikshamn, but returned then to Helsinki, where he actively participated in the struggle against attempts to russify Finland.Bj rling studied philosophy at the University of Helsinki, graduating in 1915 An atheist, misfit with his unconventional opinions and informal relationship with his students in the Swedish Normal Lyceum, Bj rling eventually abandoned his career as a teacher Moreover, Bj rling was openly a homosexual, which made him something of a renegade once he was put under house arrest Because of his sexual orientation, he was also vulnerable to all kinds of exploitation During the Civil war 1917 1918 Bj rling remained in Helsinki, which was ruled for a period by Reds, but kept a secret White radio sender in his basement It has been claimed, without evidence, that Bj rling was on the boat, that carried the condemned Socialist writer Maiju Lassila to his death Lassila was shot while trying to escape, or drowned, before the boat reached Sveaborg Bj rling never published an account of what he allegedly witnessed After the war, Bj rling devoted himself entirely to writing and drew around him a group of disciples who wanted to renew Finnish literature.As a poet Bj rling made his debut at the age of 35 with Vilande dag, published by Daimon, a short lived publishing company founded by the writer L.A Salava The collection of prose poems showed Bj rling s knowledge of the work of the Indian writer Rabindranath Tagore, whose famous collection of song poems Gitanjali had been translated into Swedish in 1913.Bj rling was deeply influenced by positivism and Edward Westermarck s relativism Also Nietzsche, Jean Marie Guyau, and Henri Bergson left traces on Bj rling s thought, which he early presented in in articles written for the magazine Quesego, and in Korset of l ftet 1925 , an expression of a universal dada individualism.After his hectic dadaistic period in the late 1920s, Bj rling published Kiri ra 1930 and Solgr nt 1933 , in which he began to use motifs from everyday life and nature Jag skriver inte litteratur, jag s ker mitt ansikte och fingrarna I don t write literature, I m looking for my face and my fingers he said Bj rling s world did not have grammatical or syntactical continuity, language was broken down, it was always open, moving, unfinished, in which luft r och ljus the air is and light Crucial for his thinking was the idea of the endless flow of life nothing is complete, nothing is perfect Life is the banana the monkeys do not reach, he once said In his striving to capture escaping moments of life, Bj rling constantly struggled with the limits of language, painfully aware of that words cannot render fully one s personal feelings Accepting this, his radical nihilism gradually changed into self examination, calmness, and metaphysical attempts to be one with the world a poem is my life , he wrote in Ord och att ej annat 1945.During the Continuation War 1941 44 an air bomb hit the house where Bj rling lived and destroyed all his manuscripts In the 1940s and 1950s his bas


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