Thit Jensen

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Thit Jensen
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Born Maria Kirstine Dorothea Jensen
(1876-01-19)19 January 1876
Farsø, Jutland, Denmark
Died 14 May 1957(1957-05-14) (aged 81)
Occupation Writer
Nationality Danish

Maria Kirstine Dorothea Jensen (Thit Jensen) (19 January 1876 – 14 May 1957) was a Danish novelist, but also author of short stories, plays and society critical articles.

She was the daughter of a veterinarian in Farsø and sister to Danish author Johannes V. Jensen. She was married from 1912–1918 to the painter Gustav Fenger.

She wrote about erotic and social themes and fought for women's rights. In 1924 she founded the "Foreningen for Seksuel Oplysning", the Organization for Sexual Awareness, in which Jonathan Leunbach performed abortions. She was personally against abortion, but felt that women needed to have a choice. She was highly criticized for this belief.

Jensen was awarded the Tagea Brandt Rejselegat in 1935 and with the Holberg Medal in 1940.

Her literary work includes:

  • 1903 - To Søstre
  • 1905 - Martyrium
  • 1907 - Prins Nilaus af Danmark
  • 1913 - Højeste Ret
  • 1915 - Stærkere end Tro
  • 1916 - Jydske Historier
  • 1918 - Gerd - det tyvende Aarhundredes Kvinde
  • 1919 - Den erotiske Hamster
  • 1924 - Frivilligt Moderskab
  • 1925 - Aphrodite fra Fuur: den moderne kvindes udviklingshistorie
  • 1926 - Børnebegrænsning. Hvorfor - hvordan?
  • 1929 - Storken
  • 1931 - Jørgen Lykke: rigens sidste ridder
  • 1934 - Nial den Vise
  • 1936 - Stygge Krumpen
  • 1940-53 - Romanserien om Valdemar Atterdag, Drotten, Rigets arving og Atter det skilte
  • 1950 - Erindringerne Hvorfra? Hvorhen?
  • 1954 - Den sidste Valkyrie

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