Passage - Tidsskrift for litteratur og kritik 2022-02-14T12:11:14+01:00 Mads Anders Baggesgaard Open Journal Systems tidsskrift for litteratur og kritik Redaktionelt forord 2022-01-31T19:28:39+01:00 Redaktionen 2022-02-14T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022 “Der kom et Hølæs kørende...” 2022-01-31T19:33:54+01:00 Anders Ehlers Dam <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>This article offers a reading of Johannes V. Jensen’s novel <em>The Fall of the King</em> under the perspective of an aesthetics of appearing. Firstly, it presents recent theories of appearing (Seel, Gumbrecht, Bohrer). Secondly, it analyzes selected passages of the novel, where different kinds of appearing are described. In its final part, the article discusses appearing in relation to aesthetic intensity.</p> </div> </div> </div> 2022-02-14T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Kongens Falds positionering på tværs af markeder 2022-01-31T19:45:16+01:00 Monica Wenusch <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>In my article I examine the diverging and manifold images of the novel <em>Kongens Fald</em> as depicted in resp. the Danish and German-speaking contemporary reception, due to the different conditions and contextualizations in the resp. book markets. Theoretically my analysis is mainly based on D.F. McKenzie’s thoughts outlined in “The Book as an Expressive Form” (1985).</p> </div> </div> </div> 2022-02-14T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Hjemfaldne himmelstormere 2022-01-31T19:51:11+01:00 Caroline Ballebye Sørensen <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>In recent years, theories of space, atmosphere and weather have gained a foothold in literary analysis. In this article, I interpret Johannes V. Jensen’s canonical work of fiction <em>The Fall of the King</em> (1900-1901) on the basis of the spatial surroundings that the novel creates and that revolve around the protagonist Mikkel Thøgersen. I thereby claim that not only space, but also atmosphere and weather evoke different epistemologies that conflict throughout the novel. Last but not least I position the phenomenology of weather in <em>The Fall of the King</em> to Jensen’s oeuvre to emphasize that Jensen was an exemplary weather maker in Danish literary history.</p> </div> </div> </div> 2022-02-14T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022 “At blinke for Kniven” 2022-01-31T19:57:15+01:00 Stefan Iversen <div class="page" title="Page 1"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Reading Jensen’s <em>The Fall of the King</em>, this essay pursues the idea that the novel’s descriptions of hate, hate speech and idiosyncrasies not only serve as insights into troubled subjectivities and dehumanizing social logics but that they are crucial elements of the particular aesthetic practices that have helped turn the novel into a key document in Danish literary history. Drawing on recent theoretical work on the relationships between hate, hate-speech and literature, the article argues that the novel owes much of its shocking and undecidable qualities, its ability to make its reader flinch at the knife, to its engagement with the rhetoric and phenomenology of hate.</p> </div> </div> </div> 2022-02-14T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Kongens Fald mellem dekadence og vitalisme 2022-01-31T20:04:34+01:00 Erik Svendsen <div class="page" title="Page 2"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>This article explores the tension between decadence and vitalism in Johannes V. Jensen’s famous novel. The decadence is a well-known dimension in the novel but vitalism has been less studied. By seeing correspondences between works of Friedrich Nietzsche and the novel the article demonstrates that vitalism plays a central role in the novel’s critical approach to the main protagonist, Mikkel Thøgersen, and the King.</p> </div> </div> </div> 2022-02-14T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Omkring romanen Kongens Fald og dens illustratorer 2022-01-31T20:09:29+01:00 Aage Jørgensen <div class="page" title="Page 2"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>Jensen’s novel has been published in a string of different editions, drawing on different illustrators. In this article, Jørgensen examines the collaborations between Jensen and the key illustrators of the novel: Gudmund Hentze, who in 1900-1901 provided covers for the three volumes that the novel originally was published in; Valdemar Andersen, famous for his 1906 portrait of Jensen, who illustrated the second edition of the novel in 1913; and Aage Sikker Hansen, who was the first to fully illustrate the novel as it was published in relation to Jensen’s Nobel Prize award in 1944.</p> </div> </div> </div> 2022-02-14T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Angst som eksistentiale i Inger Christensens det 2022-01-31T20:15:33+01:00 Markus Floris Christensen <div class="page" title="Page 2"> <div class="layoutArea"> <div class="column"> <p>This article offers a systematic reading of the representation of anxiety in Inger Christensen’s <em>it</em> (1969) by chronologically mapping the development of the theme across the work’s three main sections, Prologos, Logos and Epilogos. Moreover, this article posits a new approach to the material, arguing that, rather than Søren Kierkegaard’s theological-psychological framework, Martin Heidegger’s fundamental ontological concept of anxiety may positively shed light on Christensen’s thematization of anxiety in the work. It is one of the aims of the article to show that Heidegger’s concept of anxiety can advantageously expand the understanding of Christensen’s representation of anxiety, as Heidegger’s confrontation with metaphysics, his In-Frage-stellen of the forgetfulness of Being, seems particularly compatible with Christensen’s poetics of systemic modernism. I examine how anxiety manifests itself in the architecture of the work, and I argue that Heidegger’s fundamental ontological interpretation of the concept may highlight some central features of the representation of anxiety that Kierkegaard’s theory of anxiety does not seem to capture.</p> </div> </div> </div> 2022-02-14T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Hvad naturdigterne altid har fornemmet, og hvad lyrikhistorie også kan være 2022-01-31T20:19:35+01:00 Hans Kristian S. Rustad <p>Anmeldelse af Erik Skyum-Nielsen: <em>En særlig del af naturen. Læsninger af 20 danske digte</em>, Informations Forlag, 2021.</p> 2022-02-14T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022 “... et tilsyneladende ubeslægtet spørgsmål” 2022-01-31T20:26:30+01:00 Svend Erik Larsen <p>Anmeldelse af <em>Europæisk litteratur 1500–1800 </em>bind 1–4, redigeret af Helge Jordheim, Knut Ove Eliassen, Anne Fastrup, Christian Dahl og Tue Andersen Nexø. Aarhus Universitetsforlag, 2021, 260 + 263 + 299 + 277 sider.</p> 2022-02-14T00:00:00+01:00 Copyright (c) 2022