Johan Skjoldborg

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Skjoldborg, Johan


Born Apr. 27, 1861, in Øsløs; died Feb. 22, 1936, in Løgstør. Danish writer.

Skjoldborg graduated from a teachers seminary and became a prominent figure in the Husmand movement (a movement of small farmers). In his novels A Fighter (1896), The Crow’s Nest (1899), Gyldholm (1902), and The New Men (1917), he realistically portrayed the hard life of small farmers and farmhands and the beginning of a conscious struggle by the peasants for their rights.


Romaner og fortœllinger, vols. 1-4. Copenhagen, 1921.
Udvalgte fortœllinger, vols. 1-2. Copenhagen, 1921.
Min mindebog, vols. 1-2. Copenhagen, 1934–35.


Schmidt, A. F. Johan Skjoldborg. Braband, 1938. [23–1599–]
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