His famous Nineteen Letters (1836), with which the Neo-Orthodoxy began, were translated into English by Drachmann (New York, 1899).
Among these fresh forces three immediately took place as leaders - Jacobsen, Drachmann and Schandorph.
Holger Drachmann (q.v.; 1846-1908) began life as a marine painter; and a first little volume of poems, which he published in 1872, attracted slight attention.
Drachmann retained his place, without rival, as the leading imaginative writer in Denmark.
His various and unceasing productiveness, his freshness and vigour, and the inexhaustible richness of his lyric versatility, early brought Drachmann to the front and kept him there.
In 1885, however, Drachmann, already the recognized first poet of the country, threw off his allegiance to Brandes, denounced the exotic tradition, declared himself a Conservative, and took up a national and patriotic attitude.
Drachmann was supported by excellent younger poets of his school.
Drachmann produced with very great success several romantic dramas founded on the national legends.
Drachmann (Copenhagen, 1898), and one founded on K.