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Pär Lagerkvist, playwright, poet, essayist, and novelist, received the Nobel Prize in Literature in The Dwarf, long considered a masterpiece of modern. Complete summary of Pär Lagerkvist’s The Dwarf. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of The Dwarf. Analysis and discussion of characters in Pär Lagerkvist’s The Dwarf.

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The war ends up a failure.

On his own, he poisons his Princess’ lover, betrays her young daughter and the boy she loves, and brings about the death of the Princess as she strives for pardon. However he takes this sentence lightly, since, as he says, “soon the prince will need his dwarf again”. This is also a novel about the psychological id – the base desire. There was a problem adding your email address. Let the reader also be aware that I have left unsaid many other aspects of this book.

As suffering replaces pleasure, the dwarf’s clever abuse of religious doctrine leads to fanatic belief and self-castigation. While almost all other characters of the novel develop during the chain of events, the dwarf does not change.


What would life be like if it were not futile? We like serial killers and the pathology of a mind utterly unhinged.

And the power he achieves arises, paradoxically, directly, from his dwarfish weakness and impotence. Filled with memorable epigrams for a doomed humanity.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. And pe This sure feels like the type of book I would love: It’s only about pages lagerkviet his style allows you to breeze through the narrative quickly.

A powerful novel with many number of allusions. Art often unconsciously tells us that the king is naked. Please try again later.


After all, he has managed to get his simple-minded jailer to bring his journal, so he can continue his account of all-consuming hatred. Set up a giveaway. This is one of my most favorite novels I read in my childhood, and Par Lageerkvist was one of my most favorite authors. Secularism was on the rise.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We laugh, find a momentary recognition of reality, but we end up dismissing it as entertainment, as fiction.

THE DWARF by Par Lagerkvist | Kirkus Reviews

Lagerkvist situates the story at an Italian court, in the Renaissance period. Learn lagerkvvist about Amazon Giveaway. That little creature that pushes us to do despicable things dwarff the thrill of it apparently. Not all dwarfs are evil, though. What is the dark secret? We are the automatons, the electronic sheep, the sleepwalkers whose sole purpose is to be brand-loyal consumers once we leave the multiplex.


Embodying the malevolence of maladjustment, the evil genius of thwarted ambition, a dwarf, of renaissance Italy, tells his story.

In a broader sense, The Dwarf is a brilliant parable outlining major evils of humanity, as told by the dwarf, an outsider and completely evil himself. We condone and justify “necessary murder. Having said all that, I must admit some of the paragraphs were quite amusing and I wish I could quote them. Como responder a tais perguntas?

But maybe it’s just me? Here I am in my hole, living my obscure mole life, while he goes about in his fine handsome halls. The dwarf Piccoline laerkvist one of the most miserably hateful characters I have encountered.