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Jørgensen, Jens Johannes

Jørgensen, Jens Johannes yĕns yōhä´nəs yör´gənsən [key], 1866–1956, Danish poet and religious writer. He reacted against the naturalism of Georg Brandes and, in such works as Poems (1898), turned to symbolism and emotion. Jørgensen's conversion (1896) to Roman Catholicism is described in his autobiography (7 vol., 1916–28 tr., 2 vol., 1928–29). Among his works are Saint Francis of Assisi (1907, tr. 1912) and Saint Catherine of Siena (1915, tr. 1938). Flowers and Fruit (1907) and The Brig Marie of Svendborg (1926) are collections of his poems.

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