Bredahl, Christian Hviid

Bredahl, Christian Hviid

 

Born Oct. 3, 1784, in Daurupsgård, Sorø; died there Jan. 16, 1860. Danish writer.

Bredahl began his literary career in 1819. In the collection of plays Dramatic Scenes (parts 1-6, 1819-33), he condemns vanity and conceit. Bredahl’s criticism is combined with elements of mysticism and individualism. His play The Pilgrimage of Sultan Mahmud (1834; published in 1847) is constructed on a folklore theme. Bredahl is also the author of the play designed for reading, Knut Svensøn (1849).

WORKS

Dramatiske scener. Copenhagen, 1855.

REFERENCES

Brandes, G. Sobranie sochinenii, vol. 4, part 4. St. Petersburg, 1907.
Dansk litteratur historie, vol. 2. Copenhagen, 1965.
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