Although he is known primarily for the full-length novels that began appearing near the end of World War II, Pär Lagerkvist (LAH-gur-kvihst) also achieved great recognition in Scandinavia for his numerous short stories, novellas, poems, and plays. Little of this early work is available in translation. Lagerkvist’s short fiction and miscellaneous prose have been collected in Prosa I-V (1956). Some of the pieces in this work have appeared in translation in The Eternal Smile, and Other Stories (1954), The Marriage Feast, and Other Stories (1955), and The Eternal Smile: Three Stories (1971). Many of Lagerkvist’s volumes of poetry have been collected in Dikter (1941). This portion of his work is the least known outside Scandinavia; only one volume, Aftonland (1953; Evening Land, 1975), has been translated in its entirety. Lagerkvist also wrote plays, as well as dramatic adaptations of two of his fictional pieces: Bödeln (pb. 1933; The Hangman, 1966) and Barabbas (pr., pb. 1953). A selection of his plays has been translated in Modern Theatre: Seven Plays and an Essay (1966). His diaries and unpublished notes were edited by his daughter, Elin Lagerkvist, under the title Antecknat (1977).