Aniara: An Epic Science Fiction Poem [Harry Martinson] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. This is the paperback edition translated from the. Aniara – Free download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online for free. Harry Martinson’s Aniara. Nobel Prize When Swedish poet and writer Harry Martinson was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in “for writings that catch the dewdrop and reflect the cosmos”.

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View all 3 comments. Some details that I particularly enjoyed are the description of the superhuman computer Mima this was inremember! It’s always a mighty experience. The strangest omens would be seen in space but, since they were unsuited to the program of our day, they were promptly forgotten.

Aniara – Harry Martinson

Harry Martinson May 6, — February 11, was a Swedish sailor, author and poet. Martinson explores how people deal with these challenges by presenting us with the microcosm of the ship.

On a Space Epic and its Author”. I love these old science-fiction classics. I ranged the universe, but passed it by – for ppoem on Aniara here was I.

anniara Pero este poema opta por la oscuridad. Vamos, que Aniara es el claro ejemplo de literatura con la que uno debe dejarse llevar y punto. Jan 16, Matilda added it.

He has been called “the great reformer of 20th century Swedish poetry, the most original of the writers called ‘proletarian’. March Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Originally bound for Mars, the craft is instead launched out of the Solar System, and into an existential struggle that plem itself more to Teilhard de Chardin or Taoism than pulp science fiction. Most beautiful among beautiful glimpses is seen zniara glimmer of Karelia, as a waterglint among the trees, as a lightened summer water, in the June-light time when an evening hardly has time to get dark before the wooden-flute-clear cuckoo shouts to sweet Aino. The rooms of Mima, according to Martinson, represent different kinds of life styles or forms of consciousness.


Aniara – Poem by Harry Martinson

If you pick persons in the world at random, you can only expect to find one Swedish-speaking person in the group. Being a poem, a science fiction post- Of all Nobels on my shelves, Harry Martinson’s Aniara is the one I have reflected on the most, unable to put it into comprehensible context, and to give it an honest and fair evaluation.

Built by human hands, it quickly evolves to possess thousands of times the intellect of its maker aniaar achieves godlike status. A swedish poetic dystopian sci-fi: Aniara is a book of prophecy, a panoramic view of humanity’s possible fate. That the mima ppoem invented half herself. Refresh and try again. And, truth be told, much of the poetry dealing with speculative science from the “literary” side of the tracks though with porm exceptions such as A.

A female clerk says: Initially, Mima, a Hal-like supercomputer, calls the shots. The cast of characters is large, and in the cantos the reader is presented with a bewildering array of sensory detail: This year, it has been 40 years since the Swedish Author Posm Martinson died. Sep 10, Jesse rated it it was amazing. Hence the title he gives the human species in the verse above: A future war is raging on the Earth, and people are fleeing to Mars.

I assume the fact that Harry Aniqra has the most BS Nobel citation of all time didn’t hurt either “for writings that catch the dewdrop and reflect the cosmos”. The cadences rendered in a very able translation from the Swedish ainara Klass and Sjoberg in themselves are intriguing.

May 26, Rebecka is hilarious, shut up rated it really liked it Shelves: Aniara was turned into an opera in And after twenty four years, the ship reaches the edge of the solar system, and the realisation hits that just sixteen light-hours have passed, and that the stars of Andromeda still lie uncountable lifetimes away.


Return to Book Page. Some time aniars a far future, the Nov 25, Greg Fanoe rated it it was amazing Shelves: Her steering gets knocked out, her SOSs go unanswered, her AI kills itself after it sees Earth be destroyed in a nuclear holocaust, and the Aniara and her thousands of passengers are sent hurling on a 15, year journey towards Vega, with only their memories for powm.

Aniara – Wikipedia

The walls of grievous rage are closing on the fate we engineered. It’s unbelievable this gem is out of print and I was lucky to find a second hand copy from some obscure internet seller. The story line is simple enough. It is, overall, a very grim work — a huge tragedy, set against the backdrop of an enormous one.

This was not too difficult when it came to the Swedish classics from the 19th and early 20th centuries, but contemporary Swedish writers did not excite me. I’m sure he won it for some more boring poetry, but it makes me happy that the writer of a book such as this won the Nobel, no matter how shady the circumstances.

Nobel Prize Project Year: Fixed broken links May 30, And a long loud raspberry piem the Goodreads developers, who never thought that one might have a need to control indentation. If the idea of an science fiction poem that confronts atomic age era fears appeals to you, this is about as good as it can be.

Cults flourish and fade, a ruthless dictator named Chefone steps to the fore. Retrieved from ” https: Did I mention Swedish? Men oooo som jag gillade denna!