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Ole Sarvig Biography and Poems

Ole Sarvig Biography and Poems. This is biographical information on Ole Sarvig, one of the best poets of all time. This biography page also provides a link to poems written by Sarvig, as well as, a video biography...if available.

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Sarvig, Ole

Ole Sarvig (Danish pronunciation : ['ol 'svi] ) (1921 Copenhagen - 1981, Copenhagen) was a Danish author and poet, known for his participation in the literary journal heretica. In 1967 he received the grand prize of the Danish Academy. In 2004 his 1943 work Regnmaaleren was included in the Danish Culture Canon. He was a friend and mentor to the poet Michael Strunge, whose poem "December" remembers Sarvig's death by suicide in December 1981. Like Sarvig, Strunge took his life by jumping from a building.

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