Access to the full text of the entire article is only available to members of institutions that have purchased access. If you belong to such an institution, please log in or find out more about how to order.


Article

Lagerkvist, Pär (1891-1974) By Johnsson, Henrik

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM2118-1
Published: 15/10/2018
Retrieved: 24 September 2021, from
https://www.rem.routledge.com/articles/lagerkvist-par-1891-1974

Article

Born in Växjö, Sweden, Pär Lagerkvist pursued academic studies at Uppsala University where he befriended artists associated with the avant-garde in Sweden. Lagerkvist visited Paris in 1913 where he studied the Cubism of Picasso. After a trip to Berlin in 1915 and a period spent in Denmark, Lagerkvist returned to Sweden and made his literary debut. Lagerkvist was elected into the Swedish Academy in 1940 and was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 1951.

content locked

Published

15/10/2018

Article DOI

10.4324/9781135000356-REM2118-1

Print

Citing this article:

Johnsson, Henrik. "Lagerkvist, Pär (1891-1974)." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 24 Sep. 2021 https://www.rem.routledge.com/articles/lagerkvist-par-1891-1974. doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM2118-1

Copyright © 2016-2021 Routledge.