In the 1930s, Finnish poet Bo Carpelan found mention of his great-uncle Axel in a biography of the composer Jean Sibelius. This friendship is the genesis of Carpelan's fictional diary of Axel's dual obsession with music and with a man who, unlike him, had enough confidence in his creativity to compose his own.

Axel 1998, Northwestern University Press

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Axel 1991, Paladin, London

ISBN-13: 9780586089934

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Axel 1989, Carcanet Press Ltd, Manchester

ISBN-13: 9780856358081

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