ingemann, bernhard severin

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ingemann, bernhard severin

historical novelist and poet whose works glorifying Denmark's medieval past were popular for generations. Most of Ingemann's many works have not won enduring acclaim, but his simple morning and evening songs (1837-38) are much admired in Denmark. The title of his patriotic verse cycle Holger Danske (1837; "Holger [or Ogier] the Dane") is widely recognized, though the work itself is seldom read

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