Blicher-Clausen, Jenny Frederikke

1865 - 1907

Denmark

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Blicher-Clausen, Jenny Frederikke

Written by:  Beth Juncker

Jenny Frederikke Blicher-Clausen was born in Durup in Salling as daughter of a clergyman and is popular literature’s counterpart to Sigrid Undset and Thit Jensen.

In her main works, the verse novel Violin. Et Nutidsdigt, 1900, and her Künstlerroman Inga Heine, 1898, which borrows its material for conflicts from the subject of art and love, she harks back to a Romantic philosophy of suffering that appeals to a wide range of readers. Her major topic is the rights of the female artist.

She started writing in childhood, with popular poems, dramas, verse novels, and novels flowing from her pen. She married Henrik Nikolaj Clausen, a clergyman in Søllerød.

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