"One of the greatest authors in Sweden has gone away"
"This is a kulturartikel which is a part of Aftonbladet's opinionsjournalistik."
"A small group of young radical writers had sat down around the prime minister Tage Erlander. It was the autumn of 1967 and on the Harpsund spread the warmth of the beautiful fireplace. Sven Lindqvist took the word: ”Are you aware that, once again, we are about to enter in the fascist era”. "
"Erlander shook. Lindqvist would be able to quote from his then newly published book, the Myth of Wu Tao-tzu. In it he writes: ”What we can expect is aggression, racism, fascism. The horror that the darkening world situation will not lead to repentance and repentance. It will pave the way for leaders with radical slutlösningar.”"
"In the early 60's it had Lindqvist together with his then-wife Cecilia explored the major asian countries and as a cultural attaché followed the gruesome effects of the ”great språngets” policies of the union; Mao's attempt to rapidly and dramatically transform the chinese peasant society. Lindqvist also followed the tracks back to imperialism and to the bloody trail it left behind on the great continent. He had, as he wrote, out of curiosity opened the door in the wall."
"He pulled his seemingly deeply pessimistic conclusion:'
"”Is social and economic liberation possible without violence?nNej.when it is possible with violence?nNej.”"
"The revolutionary, sometimes romantic, the left protested. But He had early in his life set itself tasks other than propagate. Already in its debutbok A proposal writing the 23-year-old Added: ”Take the position called the, but more important than taking the position is to find out where you stand.”"
"The principle he followed throughout his life."
"In the preface to his book, Ökendykarna quote Lindqvist the French writer Guy de Maupassant, ”the Journey is a door through which one goes out of the known reality and enter into another unexplored reality that resembles a dream.”"
"Sven Lindqvist travelled away from their parents' Älvsjö with pain. He writes scary that he is as a 12-year-old through the spell killed her mother. He told the same story in a late tv-documentary."
"Despite this self-control he could write books like A lover's diary, which left both him and the woman he lived with. Also the love life could be to documentary, to a utvecklingsroman where the young Sven spoke with the older Lindqvist."
"The young Lindqvist was literary; he traveled with his close friend Tomas Tranströmer to Greece and he was working on a thesis about the classically formed, slightly aristocratic poet and socialist, Vilhelm Ekelund."
"In the early 50s stood Lindqvist kulturradikalismen near. He fought against religion, militarism and nationalism; he was, as he told me, near Georg Brandes and wanted in his spirit to ”put the problems under debate”."
"He chose advertising as a subject of debate, and called it lethal. It was to cost him the livelihood and empowerment of Today's News. It was understood Lindqvist, also in the western world the kind of giftskåp whom he met in China: Some thoughts, some views, some proposals were forbidden."
"Lindqvist step is not as Wu Tao-tzu in his art."
"He left art and went out in the world; as he writes in the Livstidsmänniska. It is only partially true. Lindqvist's texts is a shimmering literary, his idiom is strictly disciplined, often aforistiskt. His essays are like novels: open challenging bildningsromaner."
"During the late 60's examined and documented, he and Cecilia, ” it's sparsely populated and the enslaved” Latin america. The project heralded the large and powerful works on imperialism and the african journeys, inspired by Joseph Conrad's heart of Darkness. Lindqvist studied ökendykarna, those who had the deadly mission to keep the desert people with water. "
"Out of the experience grew the great ideological-cultural construction of western imperialism: exploitation, slavarbetet, racism and förintandet of whole cultures. All of this as He summarizes in the murderous banner of the Eradication of every last bastard. The folkmordsideologin orchestrated through the firearms technology and the weapons of mass destruction, which He writes about in the Now dog you - Bombernas century."
"Of Lindqvist's always a connection between the local and the global. He uses at one point the wording: ”Beijing, Stockholm, the Swedish capital stockholm part stuvsta and Fairs.” During this resroute he had time to portray the inhumane Swedish factories and the labour subordination. He taught the swedes ”dig where they stand” in order to identify their own history, their working life and local power relations. He started thus a popular movement."
"Sven Lindqvist was careless not to do with his life; his was seriously deep and wide, sometimes a little scary, maybe humorfritt. Despite this self-control he could write books like A lover's diary, which left both him and the woman he lived with. Also the love life could be to documentary, to a utvecklingsroman where the young Sven spoke with the older Lindqvist."
"The metaphor that most often recurs in Lindqvist's ”the Well”. "
"I was born at the bottom of a well. I shouted in vain to make myself heard. Throughout my childhood I spent with to climb up. When it finally, finally managed to and I was an adult - I would then willingly give me there again?” "
"He forced himself down in the underworld a second time, after his divorce."
"I wanted to do with my life, get to travel and write," says Lindqvist."
"He started that skolreporter at Aftonbladet and wrote as a very young articles about princess Sibylla in Today's News. To the end, he was our era's chief reporter, and reported from all over the world. Maybe you can call him folktribun, uncompromising democrat, completely freed from the power of corruption."
"Sven Lindqvist summed up his view of life with the help of aviator and author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: ”We are not born to people, we get it. We will be there through solidarity with each other. We get it by taking responsibility.”"