Blicher, Steen Steensen

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Blicher, Steen Steensen


Born Oct. 11, 1782, in Vium; died Mar. 26, 1848, in Torning. Danish author.

In his early works, Blicher was a romantic. His Excerpts From the Diary of a Village Minister (1824) contains autobiographical material. He is the author of the short stories “The Robber’s Chamber” (1827) and “The Parson at Vejlby.” The novella The Knitting Room (1842) deals with nature and life in Jutland. He was a democratic author who created vivid portraits of peasants and fishermen. Blicher’s works have influenced the development of Danish prose.


Samlede skrifter, vols. 1–33. Copenhagen, 1920–34.
Digte og noveller, vols. 1–2. Copenhagen, 1946.


Dansk litteratur historie, vol. 2. Copenhagen, 1965.
Brix, H. Blicher—studier [2nd issue; Copenhagen, 1967].
Baggesen, S. Den Blicherske novelle [2nd ed.; Copenhagen, 1967].