Biography of Paavo Haavikko (1931-VVVV)

Finnish writer, born in Helsinki (Finland) on 25 January 1931, considered one of the most notable personalities of the contemporary literature of his country, due not only to always used the Finnish language in his writings, but also by the imaginative style that presents in his works the most varied aspects of society, politics and the artistic creation of the era.

He demonstrated his originality, consisting in a style evocative expression impregnated with humor, already with his first collection of poems, Tiet etaisyyksiin (The Roads That Lead Far Away), who was born in 1951. In his second book of poems, published two years later under the title of Tuuliona (In Windy Nights), gives wind power change and alienation experienced by contemporary society. In his two consecutive works, Synnyinmaa (Fatherland) in 1955, and Lehder lehtia (Leaves are Leaves), 1958, explores the creative process to grant the poet the power of interpreting the human suffering. The discussion on art and poetry continues to be the central pillar of his work in the winter (1959) Palace.

To the Decade of the 1960s, the author began to include social criticism in his writings. In the novel Yksityisia (Private Malters, 1960) reviews and criticizes the time of the civil war in Finland in the year 1918. His collection of short stories shows the influence of French modernism in half a century. Among his most important titles has the glass on the table of the conspirators of Caludius Civilis (1964), but also stressed by their dramatic works, such as the entitled games, 1978, which initiates the theatre of the absurd in Finland. Other works were the gentleman (1974), an opera libretto, the King goes to France (1974) and the line of Agricola (1975), in all of which he denounces power and useless sacrifices.

MAMJ