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En vandring genom Skymningssagors land: Samhällskritik, konst, natur och saga i Gustav Sandgrens Skymningssagor
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Film and Literature.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
A walk through the land of twilight tales : Social criticism, art, nature and fairytale in Gustav Sandgren´s Skymningssagor (English)
Abstract [en]



The aim of this study is to create a pathway through Gustav Sandgren’s short-story collection Skymningssagor and the second collection with that title, based on his social criticism, notions of art and nature, use of fairytale motifs and finally, his view of the metaphoric liberation of mankind.


The study is based on a comparative and thematic investigation, illustrated by examples from Sandgren’s short stories.


The theoretical framework is based on Eva Nordlinder’s study of the art fairytale in Sekelskiftets svenska konstsaga och sagodiktaren Helena Nyblom (1992) and Konstsaga och Kultursyn (1992) as well as Torben Brostrøm’s study of the folktale in Folksagan och den moderna litteraturen (1992).


The investigation shows that Sandgren’s social criticism permeates his short stories, but that his keys to salvation, nature and art (first and foremost music) exist to help mankind rise above our shackles. The investigation also shows that Sandgren’s short stories are firmly placed within the tradition of the fairytale and the romantic notion of a relation between nature and man.





social criticism, fairytale, nature, music, art, liberation

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 39 p.
Keyword [en]
Social criticism, fairytale, nature, music, art, liberation
Keyword [sv]
Samhällskritik, saga, natur, musik, konst, befrielse
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-44745OAI: diva2:823287
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2015-06-01, 01:18 (Swedish)
Available from: 2015-06-18 Created: 2015-06-18 Last updated: 2015-06-18Bibliographically approved

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