Jarl Hemmer

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Jarl Hemmer.

Jarl Robert Hemmer (18 September 1893 - 6 December 1944) was a Swedish-speaking Finnish author from Vaasa, Finland where he was born into a wealthy family. His first collection of poems was called Rösterna (The Voices) and it was published in 1914. He made his breakthrough in 1922 with another collection of epic poetry called Rågens rike (Realm of the Rye). He got The Great Nordic Novel Prize (Stora Nordiska Romanpriset) for En man och hans samvete (A Fool of Faith), a book about the Finnish Civil War, published in 1931. Inwardly troubled, he experienced several religious crises and finally committed suicide.[citation needed]