Ekelund, Vilhelm (vĭlˈəlm āˈkəlŭndˌ) [key], 1880–1949, Swedish essayist and poet. Ekelund's writings were influenced by the works of Nietzsche, Hölderlin, and Swedenborg. After publication of his poetic work Havets stjärna [the star of the sea] (1906), aphoristic prose writing became his primary concern. Antikt ideal [the antique ideal] (1909) was the first of his long series of essays. Ekelund's works were not widely read generally, but influenced other Scandinavian writers.
See L. Bruce, tr., Second Light (1986).
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