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En yogi kommer till stan: indisk religiositet i svensk skönlitteratur med särskild tonvikt på Dan Anderssons författarskap
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Literature and History of Ideas, History of Literature.
2002 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)Alternative title
A Yogi Comes to Town : Indian religious thinking as reflected in Swedish fiction with special focus on the works of Dan Andersson (English)
Abstract [en]

A Yogi Comes to Town: Indian religious thinking as reflected in Swedish fiction with special focus on the works of Dan Andersson. This dissertation presents a basic survey of the interest in Indian religious thinking as it is manifested in Swedish fictional literature over the years, with special emphasis on an analysis of the works of Dan Andersson. Certain aspects of how it was received have already been mapped out but systematic studies of this kind are not to be found in previous research. After a brief review of early literature from the Middle Ages up to Strindberg, Fröding and Selma Lagerlöf, the dissertation is devoted to Dan Andersson (1888-1920). My analysis shows that his constant switches between Indian and Christian influences are representative in this connection. An eclectic attitude towards impulses coming from abroad can be detected in many writers of that time. Themes influenced by India occur regularly in Andersson’s literary output, mainly in his later poems and prose works. This is especially true of the texts in which he expresses mystical and supersensual experiences. The development of spiritual pluralism is also evident in younger writers. A concluding chapter presents the contours of the ensuing development up to the present day.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell International , 2002. , 234 p.
Series
Stockholm studies in history of literature, ISSN 0491-0869 ; 46
Keyword [en]
Dan Andersson, Schopenhauer, Kipling, theosophy, Bhagavadgita, Tagore, Sri Ananda Acharya, psychology of religion, mysticism, India
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General Literature Studies
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Literature
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-81225Libris ID: 8554431ISBN: 91-22-01963-4 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-81225DiVA: diva2:560468
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2002-09-14, 13:00 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2012-10-15 Created: 2012-10-15 Last updated: 2017-10-19Bibliographically approved

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