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By Morten Høi Jensen,James Wood

ISBN-10: 0300218931

ISBN-13: 9780300218930

Beautifully written and incisive, this is often the 1st English biography of a big Scandinavian writer who's ripe for rediscovery

whereas principally unknown this present day, Danish author and Darwin translator Jens Peter Jacobsen used to be the major prose author in Scandinavia within the overdue 19th century and a part of a new release that incorporated Henrik Ibsen, Knut Hamsun, and August Strindberg. His novels Marie Grubbe and Niels Lyhne in addition to his tales and poems have been extensively popular via writers resembling Rainer Maria Rilke, Thomas Mann, and James Joyce.
regardless of his premature demise from tuberculosis on the age of thirty-eight, Jacobsen turned a cult determine to a whole new release and keeps to occupy a huge position in Scandinavian cultural background. during this e-book, Morten Høi Jensen provides a relocating account of Jacobsen’s lifestyles, paintings, and dying: his passionate curiosity within the usual sciences, his complex and nuanced angle to his personal atheism, and his painful descent towards an early loss of life. rigorously researched and sympathetically imagined, this is often an evocative portrait of 1 of the main influential and proficient writers of the 19th century.

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