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Dag Hammarskjöld Literature

Bibliographical compilation, September 16, 2011
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A bibliographical compilation based on the collections of the Dag Hammarskjöld Library, Uppsala.

Fifty years have passed since Sweden’s most famous peacemaker, Dag Hammarskjöld, was killed in a plane crash in Africa – but his legacy lives on.

The publications listed in this bibliography not only consist of biographies or books on UN, but also fiction, novels, crime and poetry books inspired by Hammarskjöld, as well as drama and music that either address Hammarskjöld´s life or illustrates his poems. He seems to inspire our imagination.

Dag Hammarskjöld´s life and legacy is alive. Hammarskjöld still affects UN as an organization; how the profession of an international civil servant is perceived and acted; but maybe most importantly, he still influences many individuals around the world. Dag Hammarskjöld exercises a strong symbolic leadership. In many ways, maybe as strongly as when he was alive.

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