Georg Brandes
#3533 Overall Influence

Georg Brandes

Danish literature critic and scholar


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Georg Morris Cohen Brandes was a Danish critic and scholar who greatly influenced Scandinavian and European literature from the 1870s through the turn of the 20th century. He is seen as the theorist behind the “Modern Breakthrough” of Scandinavian culture. At the age of 30, Brandes formulated the principles of a new realism and naturalism, condemning hyper-aesthetic writing and also fantasy in literature. His literary goals were shared by some other authors, among them the Norwegian “realist” playwright Henrik Ibsen.

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University of Copenhagen

Public research university in Copenhagen, Denmark

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#636 World Rank
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