Heretica was a conservative cultural and literary magazine published in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 1948 to 1953.[1]

CategoriesLiterary and cultural magazine
Year founded1948
Final issue1953
Based inCopenhagen

History and profileEdit

Heretica was established in 1948.[2] One of the founders was Thorkild Bjørnvig.[3] It was largely inspired by the British periodical The Criterion by T. S. Eliot.[2] The magazine adopted an anti-ideological humanism approach.[4]

Heretica was produced by the poets who looked for new reality and challenged the conventional ideas of Christianity, humanism and communism.[5] The magazine also covered the poems and writings of promising authors.[4] The contributors of the magazine were called the Heretica School members, who had conservative existentialist views.[1] The magazine was edited by the following Danish writers and poets: Thorkild Bjørnvig (volumes 1-2), Martin A. Hansen and Ole Wivel (volumes 3-4), and Frank Jæger and Tage Skou-Hansen (volumes 5-6).[5] Some of the contributors were Jørgen Gustava Brandt, Benny Andersen, Per Højholt,[2] Paul la Cour and Erik Knudsen.[4] The magazine ended publication in 1953[2] and was succeeded by another magazine, Vindrosen.[5]


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  2. ^ a b c d Klaus P. Mortensen and May Schack, ed. (2008). "Heretica 1948-1953". Den Store Danske Encyclopædi (in Danish). Dansk Litteraturs Historie Vol. 4 (1920-1960). Gyldendal. Retrieved 8 October 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "American-Scandinavian Foundation Translation Competition for 2015 Opens". The Danish Pioneer. 22 January 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b c Sven Hakon Rossel (1992). A History of Danish Literature. U of Nebraska Press. p. 425. ISBN 0-8032-3886-X.
  5. ^ a b c David William Foster; James Raymond Kelly (1 January 2003). Bibliography in Literature, Folklore, Language, and Linguistics: Essays on the Status of the Field. McFarland. p. 24. ISBN 978-0-7864-1447-5.