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Karl Gjellerup

AKA Karl Adolph Gjellerup

Born: 2-Jun-1857
Birthplace: Roholte, Denmark
Died: 11-Oct-1919
Location of death: Klotzsche, Germany
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Buddhist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author, Poet

Nationality: Denmark
Executive summary: The Pilgrim Kamanita

Danish poet and novelist Karl Gjellerup won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1917, sharing the award with Henrik Pontoppidan. Gjellerup's father was a minister, and after his father's death he was raised by a relative who was also a minister. Gjellerup himself studied theology, before becoming an atheist and writing poems and books featuring free love and eroticism. He spent most of his adult life in Germany, and came to identify more with German culture than Danish, even writing in German. His early works were published under a pseudonym, Epigonos, and by his later years, he drifted toward Buddhism. He is probably best known for the novel M°llen (The Mill), inspired by the life of ╔mile Zola, and the Eastern-tinged The Pilgrim Kamanita.

Father: Carl Adolph Gjellerup (minister, d. 1860)
Mother: Anna Fibiger
Wife: Eugenia Anna Caroline Heusinger Bendix (m. 1887)

    High School: Haerslevs Grammar School, Copenhagen, Denmark (1874)
    Theological: BD, University of Copenhagen (1878)

    Nobel Prize for Literature 1917 (with Henrik Pontoppidan)

Author of books:
An Idealist (1878)
Heredity and Morals (1881)
Hawthome (1881, collected poems)
The Apprentice of the Teutons (1882)
Spirits and Times (1882, collected poems)
A Classical Month (1884)
Wander Year (1885)
Hagbard and Signe (1888)
The Book of my Love (1889, collected poems)
King Hjarne (1893)
The Mill (1896)
At the Border (1897)
Toxin and Antitoxin (1898)
Fables (1898, collected poems)
From Spring to Autumn (1898, collected poems)
Two Fragments (1898, collected poems)
The Soothsayer (1901)
The Pilgrim Kamanita (1906, epic poem)
The World Travellers (1910, epic poem)
The Pilgrim Kamanita: A Legendary Romance (1912)
Ripe for Life (1913)
Friends of God (1916, epic poem)
The Golden Bough (1917, epic poem)
Romulus (1922)

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