Fredrika Bremer

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Fredrika Bremer
BirthplaceTurku, Finland
Known for Writer, feminist

Bremer, Fredrika


Born Aug. 17, 1801, at Tuorla, Finland; died Dec. 31, 1865, at Årsta, near Stockholm. Swedish writer.

Bremer made her debut in the literary world in 1828 with the anonymous publication of a collection of short stories entitled Sketches of Daily Life. Her novels about family life, Neighbors (1837) and Home (1839), give a realistic picture of middle-class life in Swedish society. In her novels Life of Brothers and Sisters (1848) and Gerta, or the Story of a Soul (1856) she defended women’s rights.


Samlade skrifter i urval, vols. 1-6. Stockholm, 1868-72.
Fredrika Bremers brev, vols. 1-4. Stockholm, 1915-20.
In Russian translation:
Semeistvo, ili Domashnie radosti i ogorcheniia. St. Petersburg, 1842.


Belinskii, V. G. Poln. sobr. soch., vol. 8, Moscow, 1955. Pages 101-05, 193-96.
Braude, L. “Shvedskaia literatura v Rossii (1820-1840) i V. G. Belinskii.” In Skandinavskii sbornik, vol. 9. Tallin, 1964.
Kjellén, A. Sociala idéer och motiv hos svenşka författare, vol. 1. Stockholm, 1937.
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This chapter also focuses more directly on a specific collaborative translation relationship, in this case between the husband-and-wife partnership of William and Mary Howitt, and the Swedish popular novelist and travel writer Frederika Bremer. Between them, Johnson argues, the Howitts and Bremer engage in a knowledge economy centered upon the connecting of the domestic and the everyday to national cultures.
In August, appalled by newspaper reports of the carnage on the battlefields of the Crimea, a Swedish novelist and pacifist, Frederika Bremer, made a heartfelt appeal to women everywhere to unite under the Christian principles of love and charity and speak out against `the direful effects of war'.
Frederika Bremer was a Swedish novelist not, as Vitaglione says, a German; the Bethel and Aurora Colonies established by Dr.
More seriously, Perry demonstrates his sympathy for the ideal of an expanded canon in a sensitive and thoughtful discussion of Frederika Bremer, but his attention is usually monopolized by a more well-known list of New England male intellectuals.