The Nobel Prize in Literature 1916
Swedish Poet, Writer. New era in Swedish literature. Perspectives to inner life. Love for ancestral hearth and for home of one's birth most strongly links man to life.
"O Man, you will become wise only when you reach the summit of the evening-cool heights where all the earth is beheld"
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Name: Carl Gustaf Verner von Heidenstam
Birth: 6 July 1859, Olshammar, Sweden
Death: 20 May 1940, Övralid, Sweden
Residence at the time of the award: Sweden
Prize motivation: "in recognition of his significance as the leading representative of a new era in our literature"
Field: Poetry, Prose