By Jens Evald
Alf Ross (1899-1979) used to be a well known Danish criminal and ethical thinker, a pupil of foreign legislations, and one of many founding fathers of the so-called Scandinavian felony realism. at the floor, the lifetime of Alf Ross could have been thought of a fairy story. Ross needed to wade through difficulty, either in terms of love and paintings, prior to he turned an across the world identified and well-known thinker and felony pupil. yet, the tale of Alf Ross isn't really a fairy story. it's the tale of a man's fight to greatness and the results of this sort of fight in his courting with people, together with his wife. This ebook provides the non-public lifestyles tale of Alf Ross.
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I am sure you understand this little confession,’ she wrote on 13th October 1923 in an obvious reference to Erich Stückrath. Two days earlier Alf Ross had imagined his life with Else-Merete and described his dream of their working life together: ‘If only I could be with you. It would give me peace. I would tell you what strength you can give me. Because I am strong, I have strength though I do not always feel inclined to use it. And you ought to have realised that you can give it life. Ah! When you come to me everything in me becomes new.
I can settle my books in this way: I am only happy when I love you and no one else,’ he wrote on 9th March. He knew only one way to regain Else-Merete’s love: ‘I love to strive for a goal. It is true that I have only known that struggle as a victor, and I cannot think of it in any other way. The more one has to struggle for something, the more intensely one loves it. It is a matter of course for a man that the women who he wins too 49 Chapter 1 easily, he does not care for. Else-Merete you are the highest, the greatest goal WKDW,KDYHKDGDQGWKHPRVWGLI¿FXOWWRDWWDLQ¶+RZHYHUEHKLQGWKLVDSSDUHQW ¿JKWLQJVSLULW$OI5RVVZDVGHHSO\XQKDSS\µ,IHHOEHVLGHP\VHOIDWWKHPRment as if all my nerve strings were laid bare and someone was pulling them.
Whether Alf Ross was committed to St Hans in 1919 is not known, but this would not be the last spiritual crisis. 38 The sun rises The smile The study of law consisted of two parts. Normally a student would study for WZR \HDUV WR SDVV WKH ¿UVW SDUW DQG IRU DQRWKHU IRXU \HDUV WR SDVV SDUW WZR When Alf Ross changed subjects in 1918 his parents were somewhat concerned about his choice and so Alf Ross decided to enter himself for exams after eighteen months and thus regain his wasted term.