A Difficult Death: The Life and Work of Jens Peter Jacobsen
Beautifully written and incisive, this is the first English biography of a major Scandinavian author who is ripe for rediscoveryWhile largely unknown today, Danish writer and Darwin translator Jens Peter Jacobsen was the leading prose writer in Scandinavia in the late nineteenth century and part of a generation that included Henrik Ibsen, Knut Hamsun, and August Strindberg. His novels Marie Grubbe...
By Morten Høi Jensen
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Yale University Press (September 26, 2017)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.2 inches
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Jensen's book sensitively opens up the career and life of one of the most influential writers of his time, one who influenced Ibsen, Strindberg, Rilke, Kafka and others. Jacobsen's life is fascinating, if sadly short. He translated Darwin and could have had a career in the sciences. Traipsing around...
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