Marianne Alopaeus

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Marianne Alopaeus
Born (1918-10-09) October 9, 1918 (age 95)
Occupation Writer
Nationality Finnish
Subject Existentialist

Marianne Alopaeus (born 9 October 1918) is a Finnish-born writer who publishes in Swedish.


Marianne Rosenbröijer was born in Ekenäs in southern Finland on 9 October 1918.[1] She married in 1940 and her first novel was published in 1945 under her married name. The following year she moved to Sweden.[2] "The Dark Core" is her best known work and it deals with a woman who rejects the priorities of her children to concentrate on intellectual pursuits. The work is thought to be influenced by the style and approach of the existentialist Simone de Beauvoir. This book was nominated for the Nordic Council Literature Prize. In 1947 she was awarded the Finnish Thanks for the Book Award (Kiitos kirjasta -mitali in Finnish).

She lived in the USA and in France[1] and moved to Sweden again in 1973. Ten years later she wrote Drabbad av Sverige which deals with what it is to be Swedish.


1945 - Departure (Uppbrott)
1950 - And the dream ends (Dröm utan slut)
1953 - utanför
1959 - Farewell to August (Avsked i Augusti)
1965 - The Dark core (Mörkrets Karna)
1971 - Hits Rajan (Betraktelser around a Grans), a collection of essays
1983 - Sweden's Enchanting (Drabbad av Sverige), a collection of essays


  1. ^ a b Marianne Alopaeus, Nordic Woomen, accessed October 2012
  2. ^ Marianne Alopaeus, accessed October 2012