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Dan Turèll affectionately nicknamed "Onkel Danny" (Uncle Danny), was a popular Danish
Denmark
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 writer
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 with notable influence on Danish literature
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Danish literature, a subset of Scandinavian literature, stretches back to the Middle Ages. Of special note across the centuries are the historian Saxo Grammaticus, the playwright Ludvig Holberg, the storyteller Hans Christian Andersen, the philosopher Søren Kierkegaard, and Karen Blixen who...

.

Overview



Dan Turèll grew up in Vangede
Gentofte
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, which at that time was a town outside Copenhagen
Copenhagen
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 surrounded by fields; today it is a part of Greater Copenhagen. He died from esophageal cancer
Esophageal cancer
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 and is buried at Assistens Cemetery. On Sunday March 19, 2006, on what would have been his 60th birthday, part of the town square of Halmtorvet in Copenhagen was named Onkel Dannys Plads (English: Uncle Danny's Square) in Dan Turèlls honor and remembrance.

Turèll was unruly, modern, and experimenting when it came to both contents and form. He might probably himself have claimed to let the form at all times be a consequence of an interaction
Interaction
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 between theme
Theme (literature)
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 and subject
Literature
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, which inevitably would lead to a flood of crossing genres; delightfully difficult to fit into a box.

There is often a touch of autobiography
Autobiography
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, or perhaps rather self orchestration, to his works. He was very conscious of his own image. Many will remember him for his black nail polish. Thus his major breakthrough was the autobiographical novel
Novel
A novel is a book of long narrative in literary prose. The genre has historical roots both in the fields of the medieval and early modern romance and in the tradition of the novella. The latter supplied the present generic term in the late 18th century....

, Vangede Billeder (English: Images of Vangede) from 1975. He shares subjects with the American
United States
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 Beat poets
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The Beat Generation refers to a group of American post-WWII writers who came to prominence in the 1950s, as well as the cultural phenomena that they both documented and inspired...

 (mainly Allen Ginsberg
Allen Ginsberg
Irwin Allen Ginsberg was an American poet and one of the leading figures of the Beat Generation in the 1950s. He vigorously opposed militarism, materialism and sexual repression...

, Jack Kerouac
Jack Kerouac
Jean-Louis "Jack" Lebris de Kerouac was an American novelist and poet. He is considered a literary iconoclast and, alongside William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg, a pioneer of the Beat Generation. Kerouac is recognized for his spontaneous method of writing, covering topics such as Catholic...

 & William S. Burroughs
William S. Burroughs
William Seward Burroughs II was an American novelist, poet, essayist and spoken word performer. A primary figure of the Beat Generation and a major postmodernist author, he is considered to be "one of the most politically trenchant, culturally influential, and innovative artists of the 20th...

): jazz
Jazz
Jazz is a musical style that originated at the beginning of the 20th century in African American communities in the Southern United States. It was born out of a mix of African and European music traditions. From its early development until the present, jazz has incorporated music from 19th and 20th...

, metropolis
Metropolis
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, drugs
DRUGS
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, and zen
Zen
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. He has an eye for the aesthetic dimensions
Dimensions
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 of decline
Decline
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 and degeneration
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, which he cultivates not least in his series
Book series
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 of crime novels. Other recurring topics include Copenhagen
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Copenhagen is the capital and largest city of Denmark, with an urban population of 1,199,224 and a metropolitan population of 1,930,260 . With the completion of the transnational Øresund Bridge in 2000, Copenhagen has become the centre of the increasingly integrating Øresund Region...

, Malta
Malta
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, the teachings of Donald Duck
Donald Duck
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, icons of American culture and the Americanization
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, which the U.S.A.
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 for better, for worse had on Denmark.

Turèll loved his city of Copenhagen
Copenhagen
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, its life, its noise and perhaps especially the little stories, that lurked everywhere. This love for the city is portrayed in many of his stories. It must be said, however, that his portrayal of Vesterbro is considerably more romantic than the Vesterbro of real life
Real life
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.

Turèll published quite a bit of his material himself, especially early in his career. He has written in both Danish
Danish language
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 and English
English language
English is a West Germanic language that arose in the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of England and spread into what was to become south-east Scotland under the influence of the Anglian medieval kingdom of Northumbria...

 and has been translated into Dutch
Dutch language
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, Estonian
Estonian language
Estonian is the official language of Estonia, spoken by about 1.1 million people in Estonia and tens of thousands in various émigré communities...

, French
French language
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, German
German language
German is a West Germanic language, related to and classified alongside English and Dutch. With an estimated 90 – 98 million native speakers, German is one of the world's major languages and is the most widely-spoken first language in the European Union....

, Norwegian
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, Swedish
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 and Serbian
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.

Cut-up literature

  • Changes of Light, 1970
  • Occult Confessions, 1970
  • Speed of Light, 1970.
  • Opsvulmede byer i sigtekornet flagrende skud i bevidstheden (English: Inflated Cities in the Sight Fluttering Shots in the Consciousness), 1972.
  • Sidste forestilling bevidstløse trancebilleder af eksploderende spejltricks igennem flyvende tidsmaskine af smeltende elektriske glasfotos (English: Last Performance of Unconscious Trance Images of Exploding Mirror Tricks through Flying Time Machine of Melting Electrical Glass Photos), 1972
  • Feuilleton 1: Faraway Signs (English: Serial 1: Faraway Signs), 1972
  • Feuilleton 2: Laser Time Switch (English: Serial 2: Laser Time Switch), 1972
  • Feuilleton 3: Filmen synker igennem Deres øjne (English: Serial 3: The Film Sinks Through Your Eyes), 1972
  • Feuilleton 4: The Edison Kinetogram (English: Serial 4: The Edison Kinetogram), 1972
  • Feuilleton 5: It's Just Another Whistle Stop (English: Serial 5: It's Just Another Whistle Stop), 1973
  • Feuilleton 6: Not Fade Away ... (English: Serial 6: Not Fade Away ...), 1973
  • Feuilleton 7: Deres kodeskrift under Dobbelt Sol (English: Serial 7: Your Cipher under Double Sun), 1973
  • Feuilleton 8: Strangers in the Night (English: Serial 8: Strangers in the Night), 1978

The Murder Series


The so-called Mord-serie (English: Murder Series) is Dan Turèll's series of crime novels inspired by American crime writers like Raymond Chandler
Raymond Chandler
Raymond Thornton Chandler was an American novelist and screenwriter.In 1932, at age forty-five, Raymond Chandler decided to become a detective fiction writer after losing his job as an oil company executive during the Depression. His first short story, "Blackmailers Don't Shoot", was published in...

 among others. It has no continued timeline, so it can be read in any order one chooses. A chronological reading will however provide a sense of development and depthening of both setting
Setting (fiction)
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 and characters
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.

The series primarily takes place in an alternate version of the borough of Vesterbro in Copenhagen, which serves as a backdrop for considerably more criminal endeavours than real life will probably ever match. Also certain aspects of the city's geography has been altered. Certain streets lie differently, for instance.

The series follows a nameless reporter working freelance for a fictitious
Fictitious
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 Copenhagen newspaper, plainly called Bladet (English: The Paper). In each novel the protagonist is hurled into a new murder mystery along with other recurring characters, mainly Politiinspektør Ehlers (English: Inspector Ehlers).
  • Mord i mørket (English: Murder in the Dark), 1981
  • Mord i Rodby (English: Murder in Rodby), 1981
  • Mord ved Runddelen (English: Murder by the Circle), 1983
  • Mord på Malta (English: Murder on Malta), 1983
  • Mord i marts (English: Murder in March), 1984
  • Mord i september (English: Murder in September), 1984
  • Mord i myldretiden (English: Murder during Rush Hour), 1985
  • Mord på møntvaskeriet og andre kriminalhistorier (English: Murder in the Launderette and Other Crime Stories), short stories, 1986
  • Mord i rendestenen (English: Murder in the Gutter), 1987
  • Mord i Paradis (English: Murder in Paradise), 1988
  • Mord på medierne (English: Murder on the Media), 1988
  • Mord på markedet (English: Murder on the Market), 1989
  • Mord i San Francisco (English: Murder in San Francisco), 1989

Poetry

  • Vibrationer (English: Vibrations), 1966
  • 40 ark (English: 40 Sheets), 1969
  • 40 linier (English: 40 Lines), 1969
  • Manuskripter I: Øjne/Further instructions (English: Manuscripts I: Eyes/Further Instructions), 1970
  • Manuskripter II: Af beskrivelsen af det/Hvidt lys (English: Manuscripts II: From the Description of It/White Light), 1970
  • Manuskripter om hvad som helst (English: Manuscripts about anything), 1971.
  • Bevægelser, formålsløst cirklende (English: Movements, pointlessly circling), 1971
  • Dobbeltskrift (English: Double Writing), 1973 - with Peter Laugesen
  • Onkel Danny's dadaistiske discjockey djellaba jazzjungle joysticks (English: Uncle Danny's Dadaistic Disc-Jockey Djellaba Jazz-Jungle Joysticks), 1973
  • Sekvens af Manjana - den endeløse sang flimrende igennem hudens pupiller (English: Sequence of Manjana, the Endless Song Flickering through the Pupils of the Skin), 1973
  • Lissom (English: Like), 1973
  • Digte m. m. (English: Poems and more), 1973 - with Peter Laugesen, Jens Smærup Sørensen, & Henning Mortensen
  • Onkel Danny's drivende dansende dirrende dinglende daskende dryppende danske dåse-digte (English: Uncle Danny's Driving Dancing Dithering Dangling Dawdling Dripping Danish Dried Poems), 1974
  • Onkel Danny's deliristiske jukebox jitterbug (English: Uncle Danny's Delirious Jukebox Jitterbug), 1974
  • Karma Cowboy (English: Karma Cowboy), 1974; shortened version released in 1983
  • Drive-in digte: non-stop neon-nat lys-avis (English: Drive-In Poems: Non-Stop Neon-Night Electric Newspaper), 1976
  • Nytår i Rom (English: New Year in Rome), 1976
  • Live-show feed-back: 5 sæt af Bøgernes Bog (English: Live-Show Feed-Back: 5 Sets of the Book of Books), 1976
  • 3-D digte (English: 3-D Poems), 1977
  • Storby-Blues (English: Big City Blues), 1977
  • Vesterbrobilleder (English: Images of Vesterbro), 1977 - with photos by Kurt Lesser
  • Onkel Danny's små sorte sitrende swingende saxsoli sæbeboble-sange (English: Uncle Danny's Small Sable Shuddering Swinging Sax Solos Soapbubble Songs), 1978
  • Onkel Danny's rullende rallende regnvejrs ragtime rhapsodi (English: Uncle Danny's Rolling Rollicking Rainstorm Ragtime Rhapsody), 1979
  • Døgn-digte: udvalgte digte fra 70'erne (English: 24 Hour Poems: Selected Poems from the 70s), 1979
  • Ulysses' spejl (English: Ulysses' Mirror), 1981 - with Henrik Nordbrandt
    Henrik Nordbrandt
    Henrik Nordbrandt is a Danish poet, novelist and essayist. He made his literary debut in 1966 with the poetry collection Digte. He was awarded the Nordic Council's Literature Prize in 2000 for the poetry collection' Drømmebroer...

    , illustrated by Barry Lereng Wilmont
  • Alhambra blues (English: Alhambra Blues), 1983
  • Kom forbi: sange & recitationer (English: Drop By: Songs & Recitals), 1984
  • Jazz-digte: et udvalg 1966-1986 (English: Jazz Poems: A Selection 1966-1986), 1986 - illustrated by Peter Hentze
  • Forklædt til genkendelighed: sange, digte & recitationer (English: Recognizably Disguised: Songs, Poems & Recitals), 1988
  • Himalaya Hilton (English: Himalaya Hilton), 1991
  • Gud & Gokke (English: The Lord & Hardy), 1992
  • Tja-a Cha-Cha (English: Tja-a Cha-Cha), 1993
  • Udvalgte digte 1: 1969-1974 (English: Selected Poems 1: 1969-1974), 2003
  • Udvalgte digte 2: 1973-1993 (English: Selected Poems 2: 1973-1993), 2004

Prose

  • Områder af skiftende tæthed og tomhed (English: Areas of Alternating Density and Void), 1970
  • Film (English: Film), 1973 - with Henrik Have
  • Vangede billeder (English: Images of Vangede), memoirs, 1975
  • Ezra Pound
    Ezra Pound
    Ezra Weston Loomis Pound was an American expatriate poet and critic and a major figure in the early modernist movement in poetry...

    /William S. Burroughs
    William S. Burroughs
    William Seward Burroughs II was an American novelist, poet, essayist and spoken word performer. A primary figure of the Beat Generation and a major postmodernist author, he is considered to be "one of the most politically trenchant, culturally influential, and innovative artists of the 20th...

    /Lou Reed
    Lou Reed
    Lewis Allan "Lou" Reed is an American rock musician, songwriter, and photographer. He is best known as guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of The Velvet Underground, and for his successful solo career, which has spanned several decades...

    : 3 medie-montager (English: Ezra Pound/William S. Burroughs/Lou Reed: 3 Media Montages), 1975
  • Rockens rødder. Medie-montager II (English: The Roots of Rock. Media Montages II), 1975
  • SuperShowStjerneStøv. Medie-Montager III (English: SuperShowStarDust. Media Montages III), 1976
  • Onkel Danny fortæller (English: Uncle Danny Relates), memoirs, 1976
  • Af Livets Laboratorium. Medie-Montager IV (English: From the Lab of Life. Media Montages IV), 1977
  • MenneskeMyteMaskinen. Medie-Montager V (English: ManMythMachine. Media Montages V), 1977
  • Livets karrusel (English: The Merry-Go-Round of Life), 1977
  • Onkel Danny fortæller videre (English: Uncle Danny Relates Further), memoirs, 1978
  • Onkel Sams sønner. Medie-Montager VI (English: Uncle Sam's Sons. Media Montages VI), 1978
  • Alverdens vampyrer: første forestilling på Grusomhedens Teater eller En idés rejse fra 5000 f. Kristus til i dag (English: All the World's Vampires: First Performance of the Theatre of Cruelty or The Journey of an Idea from 5000 b. Christ until Today), 1978
  • Amerikanske ansigter: udvalgte artikler fra 70'erne (English: American Faces: Selected Articles from the 70's), 1979
  • Møde i Garda: en fortælling i forbigående (English: Meeting in Garda: A Story in Passing), 1979
  • Dan Turèll i byen: 50 historier af Københavns-krøniken fortalt fra dag til dag (English: Dan Turèll on the Town: 50 Stories from the Copenhagen Chronicle told from Day to Day), 1979 - illustrated by Peder Nyman
  • Onkel Danny fortæller i timevis (English: Uncle Danny Relates for Hours on End), 1979
  • Dan Turèll - et udvalg omkring en generation (English: Dan Turèll - A Selection About a Generation), 1981
  • Onkel Danny fortæller på talløse opfordringer (English: Uncle Danny Relates by Countless Requests), memoirs, 1982
  • Dan Turèll i byen igen: 50 historier af Københavns-krøniken fortalt fra dag til dag (English: Dan Turèll on the Town Again: 50 Stories from the Copenhagen Chronicle told from Day to Day), 1982 - illustrated by Peder Nyman
  • Omkring på Brevduebanen (English: Around at the Carrier Pigeon Track), 1982
  • Dansk dragefestival 1964-1984 (English: Danish Kite Festival 1964-1984), 1984 - with Bjarne Lynnerup
  • Sort film: en privat dagbog omkring kriminalgenren (English: Film Noir: A Private Journal about the Crime Genre), 1984
  • Shu-Bi-Dua - melodierne, teksterne, historien (English: Shu-Bi-Dua - the Melodies, the Lyrics, the Story), 1984 - essay by Turèll, note sheets and lyrics by Shu-Bi-Dua
    Shu-Bi-Dua
    Shu•bi•dua or Shu-bi-dua is a Danish pop group which was formed in 1973 in Copenhagen with an expansion of the group Passport. Throughout their 30-year history, Shu-bi-dua has changed its lineup many times, however its lead singer Michael Bundesen has been with the band throughout, except...

  • Dan Turèll i byen så det basker: 50 historier af Københavns-krøniken fortalt fra dag til dag (English: Dan Turèll on the Town with a Vengeance: 50 Stories from the Copenhagen Chronicle told from Day to Day), 1985 - illustrated by Peder Nyman
  • Don Dobbeltliv og andre historier fra Stjernecaféen (English: Don Double-Life and Other Stories from Star Café), short stories, 1985
  • Nekrolog - blues for -- (English: Necrologue - Blues for --, 1987 - illustrated by Peter Hentze
  • Blues for Buddha (English: Blues for Buddha), 1988 - illustrated by Peter Hentze
  • Dan Turèll i byen - i dén grad!: 50 historier af Københavns-krøniken fortalt fra dag til dag (English: Dan Turèll on the Town - and how!: 50 Stories from the Copenhagen Chronicle told from Day to Day), 1988 - illustrated by Peder Nyman
  • As time goes by - :klip fra den fortsatte scrap-bog (English: As Time Goes By -: Cuts from the Continued Scrapbook), 1989
  • Dan Turèll i byen - og i baggårdene: 50 historier af Københavns-krøniken fortalt fra dag til dag (English: Dan Turèll on the Town - and in the Backyards: 50 Stories from the Copenhagen Chronicle told from Day to Day), 1991
  • Undervejs med Copenhagen All Stars: et jazzband på turné i Danmark (English: On the Road with Copenhagen All Stars: A Jazzband on Tour in Denmark), 1991
  • Dan Turèll i byen - for sidste gang: 37 historier af Københavns-krøniken fortalt fra dag til dag (English: Dan Turèll on the Town - One Last Time: 37 Stories from the Copenhagen Chronicle told from Day to Day), 1994
  • Just a gigolo: klip fra den store scrap-bog 1989-93 (English: Just a Gigolo: Cuts from the Great Scrapbook 1989-93), 1995
  • En nat ved højttaleren med sprogets mikrofon: rariteter, 1964-79 (English: A Night by the Speaker with the Mic of Language: rarities, 1964-79), 2003
  • Medie-montager: greatest hits (English: Media Montages: Greatest Hits), 2003
  • Charlie Parker
    Charlie Parker
    Charles Parker, Jr. , famously called Bird or Yardbird, was an American jazz saxophonist and composer....

     i Istedgade: tekster om jazz (English: Charlie Parker in Istedgade: Texts about jazz), 2006

Spoken Word Recordings

  • Dansk tale: to monologer (English: Danish Speech: Two Monologues), MC, 1981
  • Dan Turèll & Sølvstjernerne (English: Dan Turèll & the Silver Stars), LP, 1991; CD, 1993 - with music by Sølvstjernerne
  • Pas på pengene! (English: Watch the Money), CD, 1993 - with music by Halfdan E.
  • Glad i åbningstiden (English: Happy During Opening Hours), CD, 1996 - with music by Halfdan E.
  • Dan Turèll & Sølvstjernerne vender tilbage (English: Dan Turèll & the Silver Stars Return), CD, 2004 - with music by Sølvstjernerne

Works in English

  • The Total-Copy System, poetry, 1971.
  • A Draft of XXX Space Cantos, crossover poetry, 1972
  • Here Comes Your 19th Nervous Breakdown/Stones: Last Words 1972, poem, 1973
  • Another Draft of Space Cantos, crossover poetry, 1974
  • A Third Draft of Space Cantos, crossover poetry, 1974
  • Feuilleton 8: Strangers in the Night (English: Serial 8: Strangers in the Night), 1978
  • And all that jazz: Copenhagen Jazz Festival (English: And All That Jazz: Copenhagen Jazz Festival), photobook; text in both Danish and English - photos by Gorm Valentin

Trivia

  • Dan Turèll was a great fan of Donald Duck
    Donald Duck
    Donald Fauntleroy Duck is a cartoon character created in 1934 at Walt Disney Productions and licensed by The Walt Disney Company. Donald is an anthropomorphic white duck with a yellow-orange bill, legs, and feet. He typically wears a sailor suit with a cap and a black or red bow tie. Donald is most...

    .
  • At the 10th Danish Song Contest in 1978, he was a member of the jury choosing Denmark's official contribution to the 23rd Eurovision Song Contest
    Eurovision Song Contest
    The Eurovision Song Contest is an annual competition held among active member countries of the European Broadcasting Union .Each member country submits a song to be performed on live television and then casts votes for the other countries' songs to determine the most popular song in the competition...

     the same year.
  • His novels, Mord i mørket (English: Murder in the Dark) and Mord i Paradis (English: Murder in Paradise) both from 1981 were made into film in 1986 and 1988 respectively.
  • In 2006 a musical theatre production, Onkel Danny, was made about his life.

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