The theories of Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) became very influential in Scandinavian literature after World War I. Hans Kirk, a Danish Marxist, depended heavily on Freud in his social analysis and, in particular, in his depiction of religion. The early work of Hans Christian Branner is strongly marked by the Freudian inspired psychological realism of the interwar period. In Norway, both Olav Duun and Sigurd Hoel were influenced by Freudian psychoanalysis, and Hoel particularly so in his portrayal of childhood in his novel Veien til verdens ende (1933; The Road to the End of the World).

Historical Dictionary of Scandinavian Literature and Theater. . 2006.

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