Harald Herdal

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Herdal, Harald


Born July 1, 1900, in Copenhagen. Danish writer.

Herdal was the author of lyric poems, which were published in the collections New Spirit (1929) and Eros and Death (1931). His novels One Must Live (1934), An Unconquered Man (1949), and Gloomy Summer Days (1952) deal with serious sociopolitical problems. Herdal also wrote the autobiographical books Childhood (1944), Youth (1945), and Student Years (1946).


Digte, 1929–1949. Copenhagen, 1949.
In Russian translation:
“Priiatnyi vecherok.” In Sovremennaia datskaia novella. Moscow, 1971.


Kristensen, S. M. Datskaia literatura, 1918–1952. Moscow, 1963.
Dansk litteratur historie, vol. 4. Copenhagen, 1966.


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