The Eternal Smile

The Eternal Smile is a novella by Pär Lagerkvist published in 1920. The original title in Swedish was Det eviga leendet. The Eternal Smile is about a large group of dead people sitting somewhere in the dark. Where they are, they don’t know, and eventually, as time passes, they become restless and begin to wonder about the meaning of life.

Source: Black Box Teater Oslo,, 05.10.2010,


(Objekt ID 6972)
Object type Artwork
Work type Script
Published 1920
Language Swedish
Pär Lagerkvist – Author