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Johannes V. Jensen (1873–1950)

Danish novelist Johannes Vilhelm Jensen was born in Faroe, Denmark, in 1873, the son of a veterinarian. He went to school in Viborg, then studied medicine at the University of Copenhagen, but did not finish his studies; he dropped out to travel the world and write. In 1897 he made his first trip to the US, and returned several times (in fact, two ... See full bio »


(age 77) in Copenhagen, Denmark

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Madame d' Ora Writer


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 1963 Suddenly, a Woman! (novel "Gudrun")
 1948 They Caught the Ferry (Short) (story)
 1947 Johannes V. Jensen (Short) (novel "Grundtanken i mit forfatterskab")
 1943 Johannes V. Jensen (novel "Som dreng skar jeg skibe")
 1935 Hvad er verden? (text)
 1918 Madame d' Ora (novel)
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 1947 Johannes V. Jensen (Short)
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 1956 Där möllorna gå (lyrics: "Hvor smiler fager den danske kyst" - uncredited)
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 1943 Johannes V. Jensen
 1922 Johannes V. Jensen
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 2002 Danske digtere (TV Series documentary)
- 1900-1918 (2002) ... Himself
 2001 Digtere, divaer og dogmebrødre (TV Series documentary)
- 1900-1918 (2001) ... Himself

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Book: "The Long Journey". See more »

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During half a century of literary work, I have endeavoured to introduce the philosophy of evolution into the sphere of literature, and to inspire my readers to think in evolutionary terms. See more »


Awarded the 1944 Nobel Prize for Literature.

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