Frans G. Bengtssons lyrik

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The poems of Frans G Bengtsson are analyzed first as produced from the viewpoint of Schopenhauer's radical pessimism,and Bengtsson´s serious illness. The poems formal and thematic characters are scrutinized: the formal excellence is conceived as a manifestation of a kantian aesthetic, also as a mark of Bengtsson's extreme objectivism, his inclination towards the factual. The most dominant theme in his poems is the melancholy, this theme is somewhat balanced in the poems which expresses the miracle of poetic creation - this wonder is a mystic element, stemming from deep layers in the psyche.


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  • Languages and Literature


  • Frans G Bengtsson, poetry, melancholy, pessismism, formal excellence, kantian aesthetic
Original languageSwedish
Pages (from-to)4-19
JournalOm en diktares dikter. Frans G. Bengtsson-studier XVI
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Publication categoryResearch