Jan FridegÃ¥rd - The Wordsmith| 29mins
Director: BÃ¶rje Peratt | Producer: BÃ¶rje Peratt
Focus Years: 2002 | Country: Sweden
Jan FridegÃ¥rd (1897-1968), the son of an agricultural laborer, despite all odds became one of Sweden's greatest and most respected writers. He lost his beloved younger sister in an early death. Because of a simple theft in the military, he was sentenced to prison. After that the Landlord called him "the worst man in the county" and he was not welcome home to visit his homestead. These hard years gave a "never ending source" and he wrote the trilogy "Lars Hard" that caused an extreme reaction in the press. He was proud that he could be a spokesman for many who lived hard and died in silence â€“ without the possibility to say their word. Declaring to a surprised audience that he was a spiritualist, he told them that he was inspired by signals from â€the other sideâ€ when he wrote "The Viking Epic Land of Wooden Gods."