Mogens and Other Stories is a collection of six tales by one of Denmark's most highly-regarded authors. The themes are steeped in Jacobsen's naturalistic psychology, which broke new ground in 19th-century Danish literature by suggesting that people are products of their biological drives and instincts. "Mogens" is a tale of love, loss, and recovery; "A Shot in the Fog" looks at the consequences of revenge; "A Plague in Bergamo" examines what we cling to when society collapses. The stories are beautifully wrought, capturing the natural world and human life in an almost poetical style. One of the hidden gems of European literature, Mogens and Other Stories will stay with you long after you have turned the last page.
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