By Stig Dagerman
Stig Dagerman (1923-1954) is thought of as the main gifted younger author of the Swedish post-war iteration. by means of the Forties, his fiction, performs, and journalism had catapulted him to the vanguard of Swedish letters, with critics evaluating him to William Faulkner, Franz Kafka, and Albert Camus. His suicide on the age of thirty-one was once a countrywide tragedy. this option, containing a few new translations of Dagerman's tales by no means earlier than released in English, is unified by means of the topic of the lack of innocence. frequently narrated from a kid's standpoint, the tales supply voice to childhood's delicate nation of receptiveness and pleasure tinged with longing and loneliness. The name tale, "Att doda ett barn" ("To Kill A Child"), is the main well-known of Dagerman's brief tales and one of the such a lot anthologized and oft-read tales in Sweden.