Att läsa "fascistisk" poesi – och finna något annat. Örnulf Tigerstedts dualism ur ett kunskapsteoretiskt perspektiv

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List of Authors: Anna Möller-Sibelius
Publisher: Föreningen för utgivandet av Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap
Place: Lund
Publication year: 2019
Journal: Tidskrift for Litteraturvetenskap
Journal acronym: TFL
Volume number: 49
Issue number: 2-3
Start page: 28
End page: 37
eISSN: 1104-0556


Finland-Swedish poet Örnulf Tigerstedt (1900–1962) is known for his fascism, although
he himself considered other concepts more adequate, such as Caesarism,
monarchism and authoritarianism. Nevertheless, his reputation seems to both
attract extreme right-wing readers of today and deter the majority of poetry readers.
The aim in this article is to problematize the role of the reader and point out
a dualistic pattern in Tigerstedt’s poetry, which complicates the picture. I
want to raise questions about the ethics in reading poetry; how can we ensure
that our reading does not become categorical and ideological where the poem
itself is complex? My point of departure is epistemological rather than
political, i.e. focus is on man’s possibilities and problems related to
acquiring knowledge. I analyze two clusters of themes: war, power, violence and
art, culture, form. My examples
are taken from Vid gränsen (1928), Block och öde (1931), De heliga vägarna (1933) and Sista etappen (1940).

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