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(ˈkɑrl fɛlt)
Erik Axel, 1864–1931, Swedish poet: Nobel prize posthumously 1931.
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Noun1.Karlfeldt - Swedish poet whose works incorporate Swedish customs and folklore (1864-1931)
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Michael Karlfeldt, ND, PhD, runs a busy Integrative medicine center, The Karlfeldt Center, in Boise, Idaho, focusing on naturopathic oncology, autoimmune disorders, chronic infections, brain and neuroinflammatory conditions, anti-aging, and preventative medicine (www.TheKarlfeldtCenter.com).
For Arrowsmith, considered a true monument erected to the medical profession (Karlfeldt 1930) (which his father, too, had embraced), he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for literature in 1926 (the year in which his father died).
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).
You'll notice that first names are unnecessary in that list, whereas a sample of last century's European Nobel winners - Heyse, Eucken, Mommsen, von Heidenstam, Spitteler, Benavente and Karlfeldt - doesn't exactly ring a bell.
"Address by Sinclair Lewis before the Swedish Academy, December 12, 1930." "Why Sinclair Lewis Got the Nobel Prize." Address by Erik Axel Karlfeldt, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, at the Nobel Festival, December 10, 1930, and address by Sinclair Lewis before the Swedish Academy, December 12, 1930.