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”Barnet är mannens far”: En aspekt på Ludvig Nordströms Tomas Lack-noveller
2002 (Swedish)In: Samlaren: tidskrift för svensk litteraturvetenskaplig forskning, ISSN 0348-6133, Vol. 123, 150-172 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Lars Wolf, An aspect on Ludvig Nordström's short stories about Tomas Lack

This essay deals with the twenty-four short stories by Ludvig Nordström (1882–1942) featuring his alter ego Tomas Lack. If read in internal chronological order, the stories stand out as a bildungsroman about a child's road to adulthood. Through this "novel" the author seems intent on answering the question "how have I become who I am?"

A dominant theme in the stories is Tomas freeing himself from his father. The primary aim of this essay is to analyse how this happens. Here I make clear the fundamental importance of aptitude and upbringing to adult life. The analysis is extended to include a discussion of the concept of autobiographical writing. I also describe in brief the Nordström family and the society of the time, as well as the role of men in that society.

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Uppsala: Svenska Litteratursällskapet , 2002. Vol. 123, 150-172 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-181652OAI: diva2:557242
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