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Par Lagerkvist

Pär Lagerkvist, playwright, poet, essayist, and novelist, received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1951. The Dwarf, long considered a masterpiece of modern literature, was first published in 1945. Mr. Lagerkvist died in Sweden in 1974.

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The Marriage Feast
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The Marriage Feast

Par Lagerkvist, translated by Alan Blair
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Hill and Wang

This collection of stories written over a period of more than thirty shows the deep seriousness and astonishing versatility of Par Lagerkvist's imagination. From the commonplace charm of the title story,...

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The Dwarf
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The Dwarf

Pär Lagerkvist; Translated by Alexandra Dick
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Hill and Wang

"I have noticed that sometimes I frighten people; what they really fear is themselves. They think it is I who scare them, but it is the dwarf within them, the ape-faced manlike being who sticks...

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