Harry Martinson

Literary Birthday – 6 May – Harry Martinson

Harry Martinson was born 6 May 1904, and died 11 February 1978.


The art of negotiation is perhaps what most deeply distinguishes man from the animals, and it is this art and this will to negotiate that has brought man forward, elevated him beyond the animals.

Harry Martinson was a Swedish author, poet, and former sailor. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1974.

Source for Image


Harald Borgström, CC BY 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

 by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 6th May 2014