- Hen·rik [hen-reek] /ˈhɛn rik/, 1857–1943, Danish novelist: Nobel prize 1917.
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He gave me a lesson out of Pontoppidan to learn, and now I'm to be heard.Wanderers
But Pontoppidan evidently uses it as descriptive of all the cephalopods.
It is easy to recognise in Pontoppidan's description of the Kraken, the form and habits of one of the "Cuttle-fishes," so-called.
Of course the worthy bishop of Bergen, Pontoppidan, has something to tell us about mermaids in his part of the world.
- Henrik. 1857–1943, Danish novelist and short-story writer, author of the novel sequences The Promised Land (1891–95), Lykke-Per (1898–1904), and The Empire of Death (1912–16). Nobel prize for literature 1917