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Gösta Gustaf-Janson och nazismen
Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Arts, Department of Literature.
2008 (Swedish)Book (Other scientific)
Abstract [en]

Gösta Gustaf-Janson (1902−1993) was a prolific and successful Swedish author, whose novels through frequent film versions also reached a larger audience. Although growing up in a very fashionable suburb of Stockholm he did not belong to a rich family, his father being an author too. Gustaf-Janson describes this upper class environment in an ambiguous way, both satirically and apologetically. The theme here is Swedish Nazism as it is depicted in his novels, from the early thirties and some forty years ahead. During this long period the author changes his attitude from contemporary witness to ageing historian telling young generations about a strange and distant past. All the time Gustaf-Janson is a steadfast and consequent adversary of Nazi ideology, but he also seeks to understand the human beings behind the ideological fanaticism. The affluent suburb is described in its own right, but at the same time also serves as a representative symbol of the whole country.

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Avdelningen för litteratursociologi Uppsala universitet , 2008. , 77 p.
, Litteratur och samhälle, ISSN 0345-6889 ; 38:1
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-16864ISBN: 978-91-977235-1-0OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-16864DiVA: diva2:44635
Available from: 2008-06-08 Created: 2008-06-08

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