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moderne gennembrud, det Danish, literally, the modern breakthrough

Literary movementthat introduced naturalism and realism to Scandinavia.

The movement was dominated by the Danish critic Georg Brandes, who sought to bring Denmark out of its cultural isolation. Brandes' Hovedstromninger i det 19de aarhundredes litteratur (1872-90; Main Currents in 19th Century Literature) caused a great sensation throughout Scandinavia. His demands that literature should concern itself with life and reality, and that it should work in the service of progress rather than reaction, provoked much discussion. He influenced both Henrik Ibsen and August Strindberg. Other notable writers influenced by Brandes include Jens Peter Jacobsen, Henrik Pontoppidan, and Herman Bang.

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