Danish literature
Danish literature, a subset of Scandinavian literature, stretches back to the Middle Ages. The earliest preserved texts from Denmark are runic inscriptions on memorial stones and other objects, some o...
Faroese literature
In the Middle Ages many poems and stories were handed down orally. These works were split into the following divisions: sagnir (historical), ævintyr (stories) and kvæði (ballads, traditionally sung al...
Samuel Jacob Sesanus Olsen
Samuel Jacob Sesanus Olsen, commonly known as Jacob Olsen (1 October 1904 - October 13, 1994) was a Faroese teacher, writer and translator. He was deeply engaged in the local community and the Faroe I...
Knud Sørensen
Knud Sørensen (born March 10, 1928) is a Danish writer, poet and novelist. Born in Hjørring, in 1958 Sørensen settled as a surveyor on Mors. He made his debut as a poet with Eksplosion in 1961.Since t...
Illustreret Tidende
Illustreret Tidende was a Danish weekly illustrated magazine published from 1859 to 1924 in Denmark with international news, literature and entertainment content.
Illustreret Tidende was founded b...
Let Time Pass
Lad tiden gå (English: Let time pass) is a 1986 science fiction novel by Danish modernist writer Svend Aage Madsen. The novel focuses on one of the central themes in Madsen's writing - the nature ...
Skibby Chronicle
The Skibby Chronicle (Danish: Skibby-krøniken) is a Danish Latin chronicle from the 1530s found in the church of Skibby in North Zealand. It is anonymous but according to all historians the author is ...
Angers Fragment
The Angers Fragment is four parchment pages from c. 1200. It is one of the four fragments remaining of the original Saxo Gesta Danorum. This fragment is the only fragment attested to be of Saxo's own ...
Piet Hein (scientist)
Piet Hein (16 December 1905 – 17 April 1996) was a Danish scientist, mathematician, inventor, designer, author, and poet, often writing under the Old Norse pseudonym "Kumbel" meaning "tombstone". His ...
The Improvisatore
The Improvisatore (Danish: Improvisatoren) is an autobiographical novel by Hans Christian Andersen (1805–1875). First published in 1835, it was an immediate success and is considered to be Anderse...
Helten
Helten (The Hero) is a novel by the Danish author Harald Kidde (1878-1918) and is his most important work. It is also generally considered by experts to be among the most important works of 20th centu...
Johannes Weltzer
Christian Johannes Weltzer (4 February 1900 – 3 September 1951) was a Danish poet.In 1928 he won a bronze medal in the art competitions of the Olympic Games for his "Symphonia Heroica" ("Heroic ...
Ikke Bødlen
Ikke Bødlen (English: "Not the torturer". Or alternatively "Not the executioner") is a poem by Halfdan Rasmussen, featured as one of the best poems on Human Rights on a 1979 book published by Amn...
The Long Journey
The Long Journey (Danish: Den Lange Rejse) is a series of six novels by Danish author and poet Johannes V. Jensen, written between 1908 and 1922. The books deal with the authors theories on evolut...
Jammers Minde
Jammers Minde (literally A Memory of Lament), translated into English as Memoirs of Leonora Christina, is an autobiography completed in 1674 by Leonora Christina, daughter of Christian IV of Denmark a...