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Martin A. Hansen (1909–1955)

Author of The Liar

Includes the names: Martin A. Hansen, Martin Alfred Hansen

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As a critic of the form and content of civilization since the Middle Ages, Martin A. Hansen believed that humanity and morality deteriorated as rationalism and scientism became the guiding lights of European culture. In his childhood, Hansen personally observed the disintegration of rural folk culture when economic and agricultural requirements modernized country life. His participation in the Danish Underground during World War II also greatly increased his sense of the failure of modern times to provide ethical stability. His modernistic prose is highly symbolic and, at times, eludes logical interpretation, but nonetheless his writing delineates its message clearly. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from The Liar… (more)
Danske essays (Author, some editions) 9 copies, 1 review
Hævnen og andre danske mesterfortællinger, Bind 2 (Author, some editions) 6 copies, 1 review
Jylland skildret af danske forfattere (Author, some editions) 3 copies, 1 review
Det forbandede hus (Author, some editions) 3 copies, 1 review
Gyldendals bibliotek, bind 50: Dansk Lyrik, anden del (Author, some editions) 2 copies, 1 review
Danske Fortællinger, anden del (Author, some editions) 1 copy, 1 review
Danmarks besættelse (Author, some editions) 1 copy, 1 review
Sjælland skildret af danske forfattere (Author, some editions) 1 copy, 1 review

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