Wiren, Herta

1899 - 1991

Sweden

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Wiren, Herta

Written by:  Enel Melberg

Herta Wirén hid her manuscripts in the fireplace and was over seventy-five years of age when she finally made her debut with En bit bröd med Anna. In a reminiscence about her hard-working mother who had a thirst for knowledge, she tells of her upbringing among the politically active of Malmö's working-class. This theme is continued in her novels Dofta vildblomma röd, 1977, Räck mig din hand syster, 1979, and Göra något vackert, 1981. A feminist viewpoint permeates these works, as does the dream of beauty and better conditions.

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