Karl Vennberg

Poet, Author

1910 – 1995

 Credit »
63

Who was Karl Vennberg?

Karl Vennberg was a Swedish poet, writer and translator. Born in Blädinge, Alvesta Municipality, Kronoberg County as the son of a farmer, Vennberg studied at Lund University and in Stockholm and worked as a teacher of Norwegian in a Stockholm folk high school. His first poem "Hymn och hunger" was published in 1937. During his career, he published 20 collections of poetry. His literary criticism had an important influence on the Swedish literary scene. He also translated literary works into Swedish, among others Franz Kafka's The Trial.

Generally considered a leading Swedish Modernist poet, several dissertations has been written about Vennberg's works. His poems are analytical but also often make use of irony. Vennberg is often said to be influenced by T. S. Eliot.

We need you!

Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!

Born
Apr 11, 1910
Alvesta Municipality
Also known as
  • Веннберг, Карл
Nationality
  • Sweden
Profession
Education
  • Lund University
Died
May 12, 1995
Spånga-Tensta

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

Citation

Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Karl Vennberg." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 3 Dec. 2022. <https://www.biographies.net/people/en/karl_vennberg>.

Discuss this Karl Vennberg biography with the community:

0 Comments

    Browse Biographies.net