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- DescriptionThese are some of the stories told with sympathy and realism by Henrik Pontoppidan (1857-1943) and translated into English by John Lynch. Pontoppidan is hardly known in Britain, but is famous in his native Denmark as a realist writer of fiction and the winner in 1917 (jointly with Karl Gjellerup) of the Nobel Prize for Literature.
- Author BiographyAbout the Author The Danish realist writer Henrik Pontoppidan (1857-1943) won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1917 for his authentic descriptions of present-day life in Denmark . He satirised the authoritarian establishment of Denmark and sympathised with the rural proletariat. His major novels have been translated into English, but the stories presented here are made available in English for the first time. About the Translator John Lynch taught himself Danish and German, and later obtained the degree of BA in these languages at the University of Newcastle. He has taught English in Danish and German schools and has also worked in Sweden and Iceland. After studying at the University of East Anglia, he was awarded the degree of MA in Scandinavian Studies. He holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Librarianship and his varied career included a spell as a college tutor librarian in Banbury. In addition to the present work, John Lynch has also translated a Danish novel The Fantasists, by Hans Egede Schack (published by Austin Macauley in 2013) and A Prussian in Victorian London, an account of London life in the mid-nineteenth century by the German novelist Theodor Fontane (published by Austin Macauley in 2014).
- PublisherAustin Macauley Publishers
- Date of Publication31/03/2015
- GenreGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintAustin Macauley Publishers
- Weight254 g
- Width130 mm
- Height197 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Translated byJohn Lynch
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