|About the Book|
Hans Scherfig was a renowned Danish author and artist.His most famous works of literature include Det Forsømte Forår (Stolen Spring), Frydenholm, Idealister (Idealists), and Skorpionen (The Scorpion), the last of which was published in over 20 countries. He is also well-known for his distinctive Naivist lithographs which depict jungle and savanna scenes that owe something to Henri Rousseau, and various drawings and paintings with satirical, political, and biblical subject matter.Central to Scherfigs work was his life-long political engagement. Already in his early years he became a dedicated communist and remained so until his death in 1979.Because of this Scherfig was imprisoned by the Nazi German military occupation forces in Denmark during WWII. During the Cold War, Scherfig intensified his critical attitude against the USA.