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The Cultural History of the Avant-Garde in the Nordic Countries Since 1975 is the final volume of the four-volume series of cultural histories of the avant-garde movements in the Nordic countries. This volume carries the avant-garde discussion forward to present-day avant-gardes, challenged by the globalisation of the entertainment industries and new interactive media such as the internet. The avant-garde can now be considered a tradition that has been made more widely available through the opening of archives, electronic documentation and new research, which has spurred both re-enactments, revisions and continuations of historical avant-garde practices, while new cultural contexts, political, technological and ecological conditions have called for new strategies.
Editors / Translators: Finn Gredal Jensen and Jon Stewart
A classicist, philosopher, and poet, Poul Martin Møller was an important figure in the Danish Golden Age. The traumatic event of the death of his wife led him to think more profoundly about the question of the immortality of the soul. In 1837 he published his most important philosophical treatise, “Thoughts on the Possibility of Proofs of Human Immortality,” presented here in English for the first time. It was read and commented upon by the leading figures of the Golden Age, such as Søren Kierkegaard. It proved to be the last important work that Møller wrote before his death in March of 1838 at the age of 43.
Due to numerous translations, Søren Kierkegaard and Hans Christian Andersen have long been familiar names in the anglophone world. However, as is well known inside Denmark, Kierkegaard and Andersen were not isolated figures in the Danish intellectual and artistic scene of the day; rather, they were merely the best-known representatives of an extremely rich period in Danish cultural life that began at the start of the nineteenth century and continued for some fifty or sixty years. This period, which has been designated "the Golden Age of Denmark," is only now coming to be appreciated for its full significance. The main goal of this interdisciplinary series is to make available for the first time in English some of the most important texts from the leading writers and intellectual figures of this period.
In: Poul Martin Møller’s "Thoughts on the Possibility of Proofs of Human Immortality" and Other Texts
In: Poul Martin Møller’s "Thoughts on the Possibility of Proofs of Human Immortality" and Other Texts
Editors / Translators: Finn Gredal Jensen and Jon Stewart
In: Poul Martin Møller’s "Thoughts on the Possibility of Proofs of Human Immortality" and Other Texts
In: Poul Martin Møller’s "Thoughts on the Possibility of Proofs of Human Immortality" and Other Texts