Erik Axel Karlfeldt


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Noun1.Erik Axel Karlfeldt - Swedish poet whose works incorporate Swedish customs and folklore (1864-1931)
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5 million people, Sweden has produced many internationally acclaimed authors, no fewer than eight of whom have won the Nobel Prize in Literature; Selma Lagerlof (1909), Verner von Heidenstam (1916), Erik Axel Karlfeldt (1931), Par Lagerkvist (1951), Nelly Sachs (1966; shared), Eyvind Johnson (1974; shared), Harry Martinson (1974; shared) and most recently, Tomas Transtromer (2011).
He joins Selma Lagerlf (1909), Verner von Heidenstam (1916), Erik Axel Karlfeldt (1931), Pr Lagerkvist (1951), Eyvind Johnson and Harry Martinsson (1974, shared prize).
In his "Sang efter skordeanden" (Song after the harvest), the composer beautifully paints a picture of the archetypal Swedish gentleman farmer, Fridolin (the creation of Swedish poet Erik Axel Karlfeldt).