Lars Gustafsson has an uncompromising vision of the utter complexity of modern life. Nevertheless, he loves to play with possibilities and solutions in a manner that is refreshingly affirmative.
The New York Times Book Review

Sigismund

Fiction by Lars Gustafsson

To readers familiar with Lars Gustafsson’s work, the playful philosophizing of Sigsmund will come as no surprise, as he leisurely pulls together seeming fragments into a narrative of 1970s Berlin that at once looks back to Homer, Dante, and the Faust legend and ahead to space warfare and intergalactic travel, childhood memories of Sweden, Marxist-Leninism, sports competition, art, epistemology, daydreams––nothing is excluded from the purview of Gustafsson’s lighthearted humanism. And behind it all broods the restless spirit of the author’s alter ego, the warring king, Sigismund III of Poland (d. 1632).

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Paperback (published February 1, 1985)

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Lars Gustafsson

Contemporary Swedish novelist, story-writer, poet, critic and professor.

Lars Gustafsson has an uncompromising vision of the utter complexity of modern life. Nevertheless, he loves to play with possibilities and solutions in a manner that is refreshingly affirmative.
The New York Times Book Review