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Jensen Johannes Vilhelm
(18731950)

Jensen Johannes Vilhelm (18731950)

Danish writer. As a young man he studied medicine; his interest in biology and anthropology is obvious throughout his works. Jensen created a distinctive literary form in his myths, brief prose tales with an element of the essay. Selections have been translated as The Waving Rye (1958, tr. 1958). His works, numbering more than 60 volumes, include essays, travel books, and lyrical poems. His epic novel cycle The Long Journey (6 vol., 190822; tr., 3 vol., 192324), a fantasy based on Darwinian theory, traces the story of humans from primitive times to the age of Columbus. Jensen was awarded the 1944 Nobel Prize in Literature.


Denmark, 1973, Johannes Jensen

Denmark, 1989, They Caught the Ferry

Maldives, 1995, Johannes V. Jensen

Paraguay, 1977, Medal of Nobel prize of Literature

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