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Jeppe Aakjśr (1866 - 1930) was a Danish poet and novel writer. A regionalist, much of his writings were about his native Jutland. He was known for writings that reflected his concern for the poor and downtrodden and for eloquently describing their otherwise humble and simple rural existence. At the age of 20, he was sent to jail for speaking freely about his concerns, which the local government officials did not care for.

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Aakjśr's notable novels including The Peasant's Son (1899) and Children of Wrath (1904) reveal his staunch social commitment. His poems including Songs of the Rye (1906) and Heimdal's Wanderings (1924), however, reveal his passion for the harvest, the flowing grain fields and the simple life of peasant and farmer. Because of their lyrical quality, many of these gems were used as settings for songs by various twentieth century Scandinavian composers including the eminent (Carl Nielsen). Today, it is his poetry for which he is chiefly known.da:Jeppe Aakjśr

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