Hans Scherfig


Born
in Copenhagen, Denmark
April 08, 1905

Died
January 28, 1979


Hans Scherfig was a renowned Danish author and artist.

His most famous works of literature include Det Forsømte Forår (Stolen Spring), Frydenholm, Idealister (Idealists), and Skorpionen (The Scorpion), the last of which was published in over 20 countries. He is also well-known for his distinctive Naivist lithographs which depict jungle and savanna scenes that owe something to Henri Rousseau, and various drawings and paintings with satirical, political, and biblical subject matter.

Central to Scherfigs work was his life-long political engagement. Already in his early years he became a dedicated communist and remained so until his death in 1979.

Because of this Scherfig was imprisoned by the Nazi German military occupation forces in Denmark duri
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Average rating: 3.71 · 2,192 ratings · 61 reviews · 24 distinct worksSimilar authors
Det forsømte forår

3.70 avg rating — 1,387 ratings — published 1940 — 12 editions
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Den forsvundne fuldmægtig

3.69 avg rating — 366 ratings — published 1938 — 7 editions
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Idealists

3.74 avg rating — 183 ratings — published 1945 — 11 editions
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Frydenholm

4.05 avg rating — 110 ratings — published 1962 — 5 editions
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Skorpionen

3.74 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 1953 — 3 editions
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Den fortabte abe

3.46 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 1964 — 2 editions
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The Dead Man

3.47 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 1966 — 5 editions
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Butleren og andre historier.

3.20 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 1973 — 3 editions
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Dammen

3.71 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1958
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Den fattige mands bil

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1971
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“Man naar ogsaa at dø engang, og det er Synd, hvis man saa har forsømt at leve.”
Hans Scherfig, Det forsømte forår

“Det havde altid været et mål at få pension. Det var blevet sagt allerede ved hans vugge, at han skulle være noget, der gav ret til pension, når han blev 65. Pensuionen havde så at sige været formålet med hans liv.”
Hans Scherfig, Den forsvundne fuldmægtig

“Han behøver ikke være bange for indbrud og overfald. Døren er forsvarligt låset. Om den er låset udefra eller indefra kan for så vidt være ligegyldigt.”
Hans Scherfig, Den forsvundne fuldmægtig

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