John Landquist was a Swedish literary critic, literary scholar, writer and professor of pedagogy and psychology at Lund University 1936â€“46.
When Landquist studied at Uppsala University, he was member of the student organization Les quatre diables together with Sven Lidman, Sigurd Agrell and Harald Brising. Landquist was engaged in Strindbergsfejden and released August Strindberg's works. In 1916 he wrote a Gustaf FrÃ¶ding monograph and was ready to introduce Sigmund Freud's theory manners in Swedish history of literature. He also translated Freud's works to Swedish.
Landquist was 1910â€“22 married to Elin WÃ¤gner and later, from 1938, with Solveig Landquist.
Landquist's critical recension of the 1946 book Pippi LÃ¥ngstrump was the beginning of a newspaper debate where people protested against Astrid Lindgren's writing of children books.
In 1971 Landquist received "De Nios Stora Pris".