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"Bara ett öfverskott af lif": en biografi om Frida Stéenhoff
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences. (Historia)
2010 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

“Merely a surplus of life” A biography on Frida Stéenhoff (1865–1945)

Frida Stéenhoff was a playwriter and an intellectual that had a great deal of attention paid to her in the early 20th century Sweden. She was a controversial person that took up issues that were taboo within the women’s movement as well as in public life as a whole. In 1903 she introduced the concept of feminism in the Swedish debate. By focusing on love and sexuality she challenged the intellectuals of that period in questions concerning human thought and ethics, on stage and in public debate. As with many writers, not least women, she was gradually forgotten. In recent years though her ideas as well as her plays have received renewed interest. The ambition of the book is to understand her as a person, her choices in life, her literary work and public activities, but also to put her in a literary and political context. Why did this daughter of a priest, grown up in a strict religious environment, choose this controversial path and how come she stood by her ideas despite a lot of resistance and personal inconvenience? These are some of the important questions posed. By using Frida Stéenhoff as a prism interesting perspectives also opens up on the relationship between art and politics and between men and women in the transformative time of the early 20th century. A dialogue becomes visible that was a part of but also challenged the story of modernity that was being developed at the time. The book has a narrative form and is directed by an aim to let Frida Stéenhoff speak for her self.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Bokförlaget Atlantis, 2010. , p. 392
Keyword [sv]
biografi, feminism, dramatik
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History
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History
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-14122ISBN: 978-91-7353-396-6 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-14122DiVA: diva2:390197
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Swedish Research Council, 2009-2608
Available from: 2011-01-21 Created: 2011-01-21 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved

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