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Cover page dated January 1909
  • Valdemar Vedel
  • Poul Levin
  • Axel Garde
  • Cultural magazine
  • Literary magazine
Founder Niels Neergaard
Final issue1939
Country Denmark
Based in Copenhagen
Language Danish
OCLC 1767496

Tilskueren (Danish: The Spectator) was a monthly cultural and literary magazine published in Copenhagen, Denmark, between 1884 and 1939. It was continuation of another magazine, Det nittende Aarhundrede (Danish: the Nineteenth Century), which was founded by Georg and Edvard Brandes. [1] The subtitle of Tilskueren was Maanedsskrift for Litteratur, Samfundsspørgsmaal og almenfattelige videnskabelige Skildringer (Danish: Monthly for Literature, Public Matters, and Popular Scientific Descriptions). [1]


History and profile

Tilskueren was established in 1884. [1] [2] [3] The founder and first editor was Niels Neergaard, future prime minister of Denmark. [1] The magazine had its headquarters in Copenhagen. [4] Tilskueren significantly influenced the Finnish cultural magazine, Valvoja . [5]

Georg Brandes, Martinus Galschiøt and Johannes Jørgensen were among the contributors. [1] [2] [6] Johannes Jørgensen who would launch an arts and literary magazine in October 1893, namely Taarnet , published a manifesto on his approach towards symbolism in the magazine [7] in September 1891. [8] Tilskueren also contained the articles by Jørgensen on Charles Baudelaire and Edgar Allan Poe among others. [9] Several short stories by Karen Blixen were first published in the monthly. [10] Tom Kristensen started his career as a literary reviewer and critic in Tilskueren in May 1923. [11] An excerpt from Amalie Skram's first novel, Constance Ring , was published in the magazine in 1885. [12] Paul Gauguin's exhibition in Copenhagen's Frie Udstilling exhibition hall in March 1893 was positively reviewed in the magazine by Karl Madsen. [13]

Valdemar Vedel and Poul Levin served as the editors of the magazine. [1] [14] From 1930 to 1939 the magazine was edited by Axel Garde. [1] In 1939 the magazine ceased publication. [1] [2] [3]

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