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Hospitaltidens lyrik: Textkritisk edition av Gustaf Frödings lyriska produktion dec. 1898 - mars 1905. : Med inledning och kommentarer
Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Arts, Department of Literature.
2002 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)Alternative title
Poetry of Asylum Period : Edition of Gustaf Fröding's Lyrical Production December 1898 to March 1905. : With an Introduction and a Commentary (English)
Abstract [en]

This study examines the poetry written by Gustaf Fröding (1860–1911) during his stay at Uppsala lunatic asylum between December 1898 and March 1905. His production from this period is remarkably innovative. There he wrote the eccentric poems that were later to become part of the collection "Mattoidens sånger" ("The Songs Of The Fool").

There are two main parts to the study: an extensive introduction, and the established texts, which include "Mattoidens sånger," and hitherto unpublished poems and fragments, in fact, all of Fröding’s lyrical production that I have encountered from this period.

In the introduction I discuss the genealogy of the poems, the status of the manuscripts, Gustaf Fröding’s ideas on the art of poetry, his literary workprocess, various factors involved in attempting to date and establish the texts, e.g. Fröding’s handwriting, his spelling and punctuation, and his opinions on these issues. Further, in a section on earlier publications, I examine a hitherto unpublished correspondence between Cecilia Fröding and the Albert Bonnier publishing house, before I finally discuss the reception of the poems, the selection of the poems, and the principles of establishment.

The second part is comprised of the established texts and includes poetry and fragments from the asylum period, two translations, and two attempted translations. My comments, and brief descriptions of the manuscripts with the author’s comments and corrections, are placed in immediate conjunction to the texts. The appendix contains one precariously dated poem, a selection of Fröding’s axiomatic statements, a few of the manuscripts in facsimile, and comments on three poems.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Litteraturvetenskapliga institutionen , 2002. , 309 p.
Keyword [en]
Literature, textual criticism, "Mattoidens sånger, " "The Songs Of The Fool, " Cecilia Fröding, The Albert Bonnier publishing house, Uppsala hospital, dating of manuscripts, Modernism
Keyword [sv]
National Category
General Literature Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-2586ISBN: 91-506-1620-XOAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-2586DiVA: diva2:161921
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2002-09-28, Vasasalen, Uppsala slott, Uppsala, 10:15
Available from: 2002-09-04 Created: 2002-09-04Bibliographically approved

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