Georg Morris Cohen Brandes (Brandes Georg Morris Cohen)( Danish literary critic.)
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Biography Georg Morris Cohen Brandes (Brandes Georg Morris Cohen)
Born Feb. 4, 1842 in Copenhagen. After a brief study of law turned to the aesthetics and philosophy. The very first book, On the duality of our modern philosophy (Om dualismen i vor nyeste filosofi, 1866) and aesthetic studies (stetiske studier, 1868), found his insight as a critic and admiration for modern French literature. In 1870 he visited Paris, Rome and London.
Returning to Copenhagen, Brandes in 1871, began to read the university course of lectures, published in 1872-1890, entitled Main Currents in European Literature 19. (Hovedstrninger i det nittende aarhundredes litteratur), which were defiance prevailed then intellectual conservatism and stagnation. In 1875 he published a Danish translation of the book Dzh.S.Millya oppression of women
. Lived in Germany, . where he wrote of Danish poet (Danske digtere, . 1877), . Esaias TegnцLr (Esaias Tegner, . 1878), . Benjamin Disraeli (Benjamin Disraeli, . 1878), . Writers and works of the new European literature (Mennesker og vrker i nyere europeisk litteratur, . 1883), . Ludvig Holberg (Ludvig Holberg, . 1885) and other significant critical and literary works,
. In all his works Brandes proved himself a staunch proponent of realism and an opponent of the universally recognized authority and dogma.
Among the major works Brandes - monograph William Shakespeare (William Shakespeare, 1895-1896) and Henrik Ibsen (Henrik Ibsen, 1898). During the last two decades of his life he had created such significant biographical works, . Wolfgang von Goethe (Wolfgang Goethe, . 1914-1915), . Voltaire (Voltaire, . 1916-1917), . Gaius Julius Caesar (Cajus Julius Caesar, . 1918) and Michelangelo (Michelangelo Buonarotti, . 1921),
. Brandes died in Copenhagen on 19 February 1927.