Elin Wägner

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Elin Wägner
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Born (1882-05-16)May 16, 1882
Died January 7, 1949(1949-01-07) (aged 66)
Other names Elin Matilda Elisabet Wägner
Occupation Writer
Known for Writer, journalist, feminist-pioneer, teacher, ecologist and pacifist, member of the Swedish Academy.

Elin Matilda Elisabet Wägner (May 16, 1882 – January 7, 1949) was a Swedish writer, journalist, feminist, teacher, ecologist and pacifist. She was a member of the Swedish Academy from 1944.

Biography[edit]

Elin Wägner was born in Lund, Sweden as the daughter of a school principal, Wägner was only 3 years old when her mother died. Wägner's books and articles focus on the subjects of women's emancipation, civil rights, votes for women, the peace movement, welfare, and environmental pollution. She is best known for her commitment to the women's suffrage movement in Sweden, Swedish Society for Woman Suffrage, for founding the Swedish organization Rädda Barnen (the Swedish chapter of the International Save the Children Alliance) and for developing the women's citizen school at Fogelstad (where she was also a teacher on civil rights).

Alongside Fredrika Bremer, Wägner is often seen as the most important and influential feminist pioneer in Sweden.

A prolific writer, Wägner wrote novels, articles in various daily newspapers and screenplays for a number of films. Among Wägner's most popular novels — which continue to be read — are: Norrtullsligan ("Men and Other Misfortunes", 1908), Pennskaftet ("The Penholder", 1910), Åsa-Hanna (1918), Kvarteret Oron ("Stormy Corner", 1919), Silverforsen ("The Silver Rapids", 1924), Vändkorset ("The Turnstile", 1934), Väckarklocka ("Alarm Clock", 1941) and Vinden vände bladen ("The Wind Turned The Pages", 1947).

Wägner has recently been translated into English with Stockholm Stories (2002), which contains two of her wittiest novels: Men and Other Misfortunes and Stormy Corner. Many of her books have previously been translated into French, German, Dutch, and Russian.

Wägner was married to John Landquist 1910–22.

Bibliography[1][edit]

Novels[edit]

  • Från det Jordiska Museet (1907)
  • Norrtullsligan (1908) - "Men and Other Misfortunes"
  • Pennskaftet (1910) - "The Penholder"
  • Helga Wisbeck (1913)
  • Mannen och Körsbären (1914) - "The Man and the Cherries"
  • Camillas Äktenskap (1915) - "Camilla's Marriage"
  • Släkten Jerneploogs Framgång (1916)
  • Åsa-Hanna (1918)
  • Kvarteret Oron (1919) - "Stormy Corner"
  • Den Befriade Kärleken (1919) - "The Liberated Love"
  • Den Förödda Vingården (1920)
  • Nyckelknippan (1921) - "The Bunch of Keys"
  • Den Namnlösa (1922) - "The Nameless"
  • Från Seine, Rhen och Ruhr (1923)
  • Silverforsen (1924) - "The Silver Rapids"
  • Natten till Söndag (1926)
  • De Fem Pärlorna (1927)
  • Den Odödliga Gärningen (1928)
  • Svalorna Flyga Högt (1929)
  • Korpungen och Jag (1930)
  • Gammalrödja (1931)
  • Dialogen Fortsätter (1932) - "The Dialogue Continues"
  • Mannen vid min Sida (1933) - "The Man by my Side"
  • Vändkorset (1934) - "The Turnstile"
  • Genomskådad (1937) - "Unmasked"
  • Hemlighetsfull (1938) - "Mysterious"
  • Tusen År i Småland (1939) - "Thousand Years in Småland"
  • Fred med Jorden (1940) - "At Peace with Earth"
  • Väckarklocka (1941) - "Alarm Clock"
  • Selma Lagerlöf I (1942)
  • Selma Lagerlöf II (1943)
  • Hans Larsson (1944)
  • Vinden Vände Bladen (1947) - "The Wind Turned The Pages"
  • Spinnerskan (1948)
  • Fredrika Bremer (1949)

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://libris.kb.se/hitlist?d=libris&q=f%c3%b6rf%3a(W%c3%a4gner%2c+Elin%2c+1882-1949)&f=simp&spell=true&hist=true&p=1
  • Stig Hadenius, Torbjörn Nilsson & Gunnar Åselius (1996). Sveriges historia (History of Sweden). Borås: Bonnier Albs. ISBN 91-34-51857-6. (In Swedish)
Cultural offices
Preceded by
Hans Larsson
Swedish Academy,
Seat No 15

1944–1949
Succeeded by
Harry Martinson