Bengt Jangfeldt


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Bengt Jangfeldt

Bengt Jangfeldt, b. 1948, is an author and associate professor of Slavonic languages. His biography on Axel Munthe, Axel Munthe: The Road to San Michele, was published in 2003 and won the Swedish Academy’s prize for biography. A further large-scale biography, Mayakovksy, about the myth-garlanded Russian poet Mayakovsky, was published in 2007 and was awarded the prestigious August-prize for the best Non-fiction title of the year.

Books by Bengt Jangfeldt

Raoul Wallenberg

Bengt Jangfeldt

dramatically: his father died before he was born, a fact that had an enormous impact on him, and on his position within the Wallenberg family, the most influential banking dynasty in Sweden. In Budapest he invented and distributed so call…

Swedish title: Raoul Wallenberg

Category: Non Fiction

Pub date: 14-05-2012

Joseph Brodsky

Bengt Jangfeldt

Bengt Jangfeldt’s introduction:For ten years, from 1986 to 1995, I often met Joseph Brodsky – especially in Sweden, where he would spend the summer. It was an overwhelming experience to find oneself in the immediate vicinity of one of the Russian lan…

Swedish title: Språket är gud

Category: Non Fiction

Pub date: 08-04-2010

Format: 352 pages


Bengt Jangfeldt

A Life at Stake is a riveting and fascinating portrait of the legendary Mayakovsky, a poet surrounded by many myths. With considerable insight and a light touch, Bengt Jangfeldt describes not only a great but tragic human life, but also an entire era…

Swedish title: Med livet som insats

Category: Non Fiction

Pub date: 12-04-2007

Format: 590 pages