Steen Steensen Blicher

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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].
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Nine contributions written by a mix of lawyers and comparative literature academics offer analyses of a selection of texts including Steen Steensen Blicher's "the Pastor of Vejibye," Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House, and Trygve Allister Diesen's Hold My Heart, among other works.
His conception of the Novelle may indeed echo the 'everyday tales' of Thomasine Gyllembourg, whose theory of the genre was so similar to his own and whose 'everyday stories' pre-dated his, but, alas, there is no hard evidence to prove that Storm actually read any of her stories or those of Steen Steensen Blicher, her contemporary and, like her, a writer whose reputation for compressed, highly charged fiction was well established by 1840, a whole decade before the appearance of Immensee.
In the early 1860s he abandoned German texts permanently and ventured beyond the circle of personal poet acquaintances to, for instance, the work of the Jutland poet Steen Steensen Blicher, who often wrote in dialect (two such songs - gems of Danish literature - are included in the Romancer og sange, nos.
In Kysse Marie: En historie om Marie Grubbe (Kissy Marie: A Story About Marie Grubbe) Juliane Preisler has chosen to revisit the historical figure of Marie Grubbe, a subject of earlier Danish fiction by Steen Steensen Blicher (Brudstykker af en Landsbydegns Dagbog [Remnants of a Village Deacon's Diary!, 1824) and, most notably, by the naturalist novelist par excellence Jens Peter Jacobsen (Fru Marie Grubbe [Lady Marie Grubbe!, 1876).
In Denmark there were, after Moller: Steen Steensen Blicher, Thomasine Countess Gyllembourg-Ehrensvard, and Carl Bernhard; in Sweden and Swedish Finland, amongst others, Daniel Atterbom (who is credited with having coined the term 'Poetic Realism') and Ludvig Runeberg.