Writer Danish, born in Jutland in 1876 and died in 1957, sister of the Nobel Prize for literature Johannes Vilhelm Jensen. Considered the most relevant figure of the Danish literary world of the first decades of the 20th century, as well as his partner and friend, the writer Agnes Henningsen, was also strongly linked to women's liberation movements.
Until the mid-1920s, his novels made their way to feminine psychological independence, since the traditional role of "angel's home" assigned to women was almost impossible this suitable new labor needs with the maternal without lead to a terrible sense of frustration and loneliness.
Thus it is reflected in what critics considered his work Summit, novel Gerd (1918), which the author herself added the subtitle "The woman of the 20th century", to highlight that, at that time, the conditions in which women are Kontinent would be very different from the past, basically by changes centuries that he had brought with him the industrialization of the 19th. Their texts describe these changes, which were mostly social, first experienced by single women, sentenced earlier to be eternal "aunts" of the family, who now wanted to work - and be paid for it-, study and take active part in political life.
In the last years of his life, Jensen, disappointed, returned his prose to fantastic, and historical environments in which strong influences of his childhood in Jutland are detected.