An Unknown Study about a Well-known Swedish Slavist – Angel Nakoff’s Study about Alfred Jensen
Alfred Jensen (1859–1921) is a well-known name among Swedish scholars in the field of Slavic languages and literatures. His merits as the first introducer of various Slavic literatures – Bulgarian, Czech, Polish, Montenegrin, Russian, Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Ukrainian – and their cultures in Sweden are undisputable. He was also the first expert for all Slavic literatures, appointed by the Swedish Academy for writing appraisals for the Nobel Prize in literature.This article is an introduction to “Alfred Jensen” (a previously unpublished study) written by Angel Nakoff (1925–2010). The introduction presents some facts about Nakoff’s life and the study, which aims to give a holistic picture of Jensen’s literary work and translations. The study contains valuable information from people who knew Jensen or are related to him, and a selected two-page bibliography summarizing Jensen’s work in chronological order.
2012. no 53, 71-73 p.