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(TV) Re: (OT) Sweedish Poets (was: Raven sucks)
"leif joley" <email@example.com> wrote:
> This is awful reading. What's next? Swedes on this list being stigmatized as
> suicidal and angst-ridden due to the picture of us spread around the world
Certainly not. We only make fun of people from Ballard, WA,
and Lake Woebegone, Minnesota.
> in the works of Ingmar Bergman. Well, he's a famous and very serious
> film-maker - this said as an explanation for those group-members who doesn't
> know much about art-cinema.
Not to be confused with Jerry Lewis: a famous and very awful film-maker
and "actor" who is only popular in...,um, you-know-where.
> I'm a bit surprised that the following Swedish connection has never been
> discussed in here: that Verlaine repeatedly over the years has claimed a
> poet from my county to be one of his main influences in lyric-writing -
> Tomas Transtrvmer. Has anyone read him? If so - do you detect any
> similarities in the two gentlemen's poetry?
Well, Verlaine is definitely not suicidal and angst-ridden.
> I hope that not every one in
> here is an illiterate! He's been translated to several languages and is
> every year mentioned as a candidate for the Nobel prize.
Hmm...just where do they award those Nobel prizes again?
> Transtrvmer's name might be spelled Transtroemer in English, by the way. The
> Swedish alphabet has three more letters than the English one (e, d, v),
> which doubtlessly make our language much more richer than yours.
Many people on this list will be surprised to hear that LOU REED did
an album based on his poems: Transformer.
Mark (the Happy Illiterate)
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