Mønster, Christine

1855 - 1913

Denmark

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Mønster, Christine

Christine Mønster was born into a schoolmaster's family, lost her parents when she was young, and was brought up by relatives in Skanderborg. She became a schoolmistress and a missionary, also working in India. From 1889 to 1898, she was a school principal in Aarhus and later was attached to the Diakonissestiftelsen (church institution for welfare and social services), which has left its mark in her many translations of religious, cultural literature into Danish. Under the pseudonym Aage Vang, she published her debut novel Agnete in 1885, which, like her three later novels, investigates the demonic connection between religious and sexual ideas in the imaginings of a young girl.

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