Hjalmar Bergman (1883-1931) is widely regarded as one of the foremost Swedish novelists of the twentieth century. Memoirs of a Dead Man, first published in 1918, follows the efforts of Jan Arnberg, the 'dead man' of the title, to escape the curse that has bound the fate of his family to that of the Arnfelts for generations. The earlier efforts of Jan's father to break free by moving to America foundered in a parody of consumer society and advertising slogans. Jan's own story culminates when he has to flee a small-town ...

Memoirs of a Dead Man 2007, Norvik Press

ISBN-13: 9781870041652

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