Danish Literature in the 20th and the Early 21st Century

By Anne-Marie Mai

Contributions by: John Irons

'How did Denmark, shaken to its core by doubt and misfortune as the 20th century began, rise to assume its pre-eminent place in the modern social-democratic imaginary? A monumental work of scholarly synthesis that is also inspired by the New Historical eye for the glittering fragment, Anne-Marie Mai's history of modern Danish literature is also a history of Denmark itself as it is captured in the ever-surprising innovations of its artists.'--Prof. Bruce Robbins, Columbia U. ***'True to form, Anne-Marie Mai weaves a rich and complex tapestry that allows international readers to navigate the complex cultural and historical backdrop of modern Danish literature. A truly staggering amount of material is presented with verve, precision and deep scholarly insights; a brilliant distillation of a large corpus of works covering more than a century of modern Danish literature.'--Prof. Karin Sanders, UC Berkeley (Series: Studies in Scandinavian Languages and Literatures, Vol. 131) [Subject: Literary Criticism, Scandinavian Studies]

Publication Date: 1/1/2017
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9788776749477