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The author of the book: Johannes V. Jensen
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Edition: Gyldendal
Date of issue: 2000
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Language: English

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Sunset Over a Danish Fjord by Peder Mork Monsted

Human Destiny and the Claws of Time
This was quite a journey into the heart of Danish literature. I'm embarrassed to write that I had never heard about Jensen or this novel as I grew up in Sweden. It makes no sense to me that nobody ever mentioned it, assigned the novel or somehow incorporated this Nobel Prize winner into the curriculum. As I started out I did not exactly enjoy the writing style nor the story line, but it quickly grew on me. Jensen has accomplished something unique with his novel with a focal point on a man's life within the tumultuous 16th century within the kingdom of Denmark. One senses the immensity of destiny connecting all life through time and space. The more I read the more I enjoyed the novel. Jensen has a tendency to invoke the landscape, its sounds and flavor with storms and seasons revolving around human destinies. Gateways of mythical connections appear over and over throughout the story. An unpredictable swirl of human destiny prevails as time unfolds. As I completed the novel I started to understand why the Danes regard this work so highly. I had moved my internal rating from three to five stars as I moved deeper and deeper into the story. I sensed a similarity to Hamsun and Laxness in Jensen's work.
The translation was excellent! I can imagine the challenges faced by the translator as he tackled the nuances of the work. This is definitely a novel that I will revisit in a few years or so. Highly recommended!


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Ebook Kongens fald read Online! Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1944 "for the rare strength and fertility of his poetic imagination with which is combined an intellectual curiosity of wide scope and a bold, freshly creative style."

Johannes Vilhelm Jensen (almindeligt kendt som Johannes V. Jensen) (20. januar 1873 i Farsø - 25. november 1950 på Østerbro, København) var en dansk forfatter der modtog Nobelprisen i litteratur i 1944.

Han var opvokset i Farsø i Himmerland i et dyrlægehjem med antireligiøse forældre. Han blev lægestuderende på Københavns universitet og arbejdede som journalist ved siden af for at finansiere sine studier. Efter 3 års studier valgte han at skifte karriere og gav sig selv til litteraturen. På det tidspunkt havde han allerede udgivet 12 romaner.[1] Johannes V. Jensen er kendt for digte, artikler, noveller og romaner. Hans mest kendte er novellesamlingen Himmerlandshistorier, romanerne Kongens Fald og Den lange Rejse. Han har også skrevet skuespillet Trods med baggrund i hans egen novelle Cecil fra Himmerlandshistorier. Det blev opført i USA af danske indvandrere.

Johannes V. Jensen rejste en del - Paris, London, Berlin, Norge, Sverige, Chicago & New York.


Reviews of the Kongens fald


CHARLES

A book that completely overturned consciousness

JAYDEN

A hard book, obviously not for everyone.

BEATRICE

Fun book for children and their parents

SCARLETT

I recommend it.




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