" I have always loved what he is writing at the same time as I like biographies, both to read and to write them. 30 years have gone by since it was a biography of Ekelöf and the story can be seen with new eyes. To go through förstahandsmaterialet from a famous writer is like being in Paris, New York or London – the experience is much greater than what all the other said, " says Jesper Högström.Jesper Högström. Photo: Anette Nantell
" I knew that his childhood and adolescence was both privileged and dysfunctional, and in my initial work, it has become even clearer. He came from one of Sweden's wealthiest families, but the conditions in the home were extremely strange, with a father and mother who were arguing both for and by him. Poetry and literature, which many think is difficult is so clearly rooted in a personal situation, in a life.
" I always want to go through the förstahandsmaterialet in chronological order and be very careful. It is important to yourself to travel to places rather than let the tour guides take you there. So I did with Morgan, and so do I now. If you go astray, you risk to lose their own voice and their own approach to the subject matter.
Jesper Högströms biography of Gunnar Ekelöf, published at Weyler förlag in the autumn of 2021.
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