Den besvärliga Elin Wägner


Lund : Historiska media, 2020


Knutson, Ulrika

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Categories and Tags

Hardcover, Ex. Library Copy, Biography

Dewey Subjects

1900-1945 > 1900-1999 > German and Germanic > Literature > Literature in other Germanic languages > Swedish fiction > Swedish literature


Elin Wägner was way ahead of her time, and it was only now that time had caught up with her. As one of Sweden’s most influential authors during the 20th century, she is primarily remembered for classic novels such as Norrtullsligan and Pennskaftet. But not least, she was a critic of civilization.

Wägner challenged his contemporaries and was considered troublesome. She was a hard moralist who demanded the impossible from her surroundings. The fight for the right to vote, peace, love, and the environment would come before everything else.

The journalist and author Ulrika Knutson have written a committed and insightful book about Elin Wägner, focusing on her unknown sides. It is a modern portrait that touches highly topical subjects, such as sexual harassment and environmental destruction. One cannot help but wonder what Elin Wägner would have thought of me to appeal and Greta Thunberg’s ecological activism.

Ulrika Knutson is a well-known radio voice and journalist who previously wrote the book Women on the verge of a breakthrough. The biography of Elin Wägner is her long-awaited literary comeback.



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