Moe, Jørgen Engebretsen

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Moe, Jørgen Engebretsen

(yör`gən ĕng`əbrĕtsən mō`ə), 1813–82, Norwegian folklorist and poet, bishop of Kristiansand. He collected and revised sagas and folk songs, and he collaborated with P. C. AsbjørnsenAsbjørnsen, Peter Christian
, 1812–85, Norwegian folklorist, writer, and naturalist. Norwegian Folk Stories (4 vol., 1841–44), which he collected with the poet Jørgen Moe, his friend from school days, was acclaimed throughout Europe for its contribution to
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 on the collection Norwegian Folk Stories (1841–44, tr. 1859). Fairy Tales from the Far North (tr. 1897), and East o' the Sun and West o' the Moon (tr. 1917) are selections from Norwegian Folk Stories. Moe's son Moltke is an important Norwegian scholar of folklore.