He also wrote poetry a few plays and many essays chiefly on anthropology and the philosophy of evolution. His direct influence was felt as late as the 1960s. Literary works
The first phase of his work as an author was influenced by fin-de-siècle pessimism.
Jensen; 20 January 1873 – 25 November 1950) was a Danish author often considered the first great Danish writer of the 20th century. Johannes Vilhelm Jensen (in Denmark always called Johannes V. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1944.