Hemmer, Jarl Robert (yärl rōˈbərt hĕmˈər) [key], 1893–1944, Finnish author who wrote in Swedish. Inwardly troubled, he experienced several religious crises and finally committed suicide. His poems, e.g., Realm of the Rye (1922, tr. 1938), show a fresh, lyrical love of nature. He is best known for A Fool of Faith (1931, tr. 1935), a powerful novel of suffering and tragedy.
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