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Kaj Munk

Munk, Kaj (kĪ mŏngk) [key], 1898–1944, Danish playwright, a clergyman. His ethical plays, traditional in form, led the Danish dramatic revival in the 1930s. Among them is The Word (1932), which deals with resurrection and faith. Munk, who attacked National Socialism in He Sits by the Melting Pot (1938) and Niels Ebbesen (1942, tr. 1944), was killed by the Nazis in the German occupation. A translation of his works appeared as Five Plays (1953).

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