By Stig Dagerman,Benjamin Mier-Cruz
After the overseas good fortune of his selection of global struggle II newspaper articles, German Autumn—a publication that solidified his prestige because the so much promising and intriguing author in Sweden—Stig Dagerman was once despatched to France with an project to supply extra during this journalistic kind. yet he couldn't write the much-awaited follow-up. as an alternative, he holed up in a small French village and in the summertime of 1948 created what will be his so much own, poignant, and surprising novel: A Burnt Child.
Set in a working-class local in Stockholm, the tale revolves round a tender guy named Bengt who falls into deep, deepest turmoil with the unforeseen loss of life of his mom. As he struggles to deal with her loss, his depression slowly transforms to rage while he discovers his father had a mistress. yet as Bengt swears revenge on behalf of his mother’s reminiscence, he additionally unearths himself drawn right into a fevered and conflicted courting with this woman—a flip that explanations him to question his earlier religion in morality, advantage, and fidelity.
Written in a taut and wonderfully naturalistic tone, Dagerman illuminates the wealthy atmospheres of Bengt’s lifestyles, either inner and everlasting: from his heartache and fury to the moody streets of Stockholm and the Hitchcockian shadows of hysteria and risk within the woods and waters of Sweden’s distant islands. A Burnt Child is still Dagerman’s most generally learn novel, either in Sweden and around the world, and is likely one of the crowning works of his brief yet celebrated career.
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A Burnt Child: A Novel by Stig Dagerman,Benjamin Mier-Cruz