Stig Dagerman (Stig Dagerman)

Stig Dagerman

Poet, Writer, Essayist, Playwright. Concidered as one of the most important Swedish authors. Started as a writer for the paper ”Arbetaren,” a co-operation he maintained throughout his life. At the age of 21, 1945, he made his debut as an author with the novel ”Ormen” (The Snake). As a playwright, he made his debut at Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm with ”Den Dödsdömde” (1947) (The Sentenced). That same year he released his noted collection of short stories ”Nattens lekar” (Games of the Night). He also made a report from Germany after the war. That report was released under the name ”Tysk Höst” (German Fall). He said: ”As a child you´re always a poet. Then you become weaned, in most cases.” (Stig Dagerman quote). A society in his name was formed in 1987 – The Stig Dagerman Society. (bio by: Peter Robsahm) Cause of death: Suicide

Born

  • October, 25, 1923

Died

  • November, 11, 1954

Cause of Death

  • Suicide

Cemetery

  • Älvkarleby kyrkogård
  • Sweden

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