Niels Lyhne

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Jens Peter Jacobsen (1847-1885) was a Danish novelist, poet, and scientist, in Denmark often just written as "J. P. Jacobsen" and pronounced as "I. P. Jacobsen". He began the naturalist movement in Danish literature and was a part of the Modern Break-Through. The fine literary work of Jacobsen is small: two novels, seven short-stories, and one volume of posthumous poems, but it places him as one of the most influential Danish writers. In spite of his not very extensive work Jacobsen's international influence is ...
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Overview

Jens Peter Jacobsen (1847-1885) was a Danish novelist, poet, and scientist, in Denmark often just written as "J. P. Jacobsen" and pronounced as "I. P. Jacobsen". He began the naturalist movement in Danish literature and was a part of the Modern Break-Through. The fine literary work of Jacobsen is small: two novels, seven short-stories, and one volume of posthumous poems, but it places him as one of the most influential Danish writers. In spite of his not very extensive work Jacobsen's international influence is rather strong. In Germany both his novels and poems were widely read and they are known to have influenced both Rilke and Thomas Mann just as it has probably made impression on Lawrence. His works include: Marie Grubbe (1876), Niels Lyhne (1880), and Mogens and Other Stories (1882).
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This highly influential late-19th century Danish novel portrays the melancholy life of an idealistic young poet. (Feb.)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780809533572
  • Publisher: Wildside Press
  • Publication date: 11/13/2003
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.37 (d)

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Geboren am 07.04.1847 in Thisted/Nordjütland, gestorben am 30.04.1885 in Thisted. Jacobsen war der Sohn eines Kaufmanns. Er verlebte eine sorglose Jugend bei seinen Eltern, und zog 1863 nach Kopenhagen, wo er 1867 sein Abitur machte. Dort studierte er auch Botanik und promovierte 1873.
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