Category Archives: books

A poet from my time of youth has died

Reading in the paper that the Finnish poet Claes Andersson died on Wednesday this week. Thinking instantly (as always now in my old age), “next it can be me”: as he was only 12 years older than me…! 😦   … Continue reading

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Such is our togetherness (Sådant är vårt tillsammans)

I sit in my living room reading a novel that annoys me because its boring banality, even if I realize that is precisely the subject for the novel. (Loneliness in a spoiled middle class family, have it all and lack … Continue reading

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The fragrances lingers

This last long cold winter never seemed to let go of its grip. Then spring came rapidly and intense. On Wednesday last week when I cycled downtown to the local library I could see how all the spring flowers bloomed … Continue reading

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