Johan Bojer


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Bojer, Johan

 

Born Mar. 6,1872, in Orkdal, near Trondheim; died July 3, 1959, in Asker. Norwegian writer.

Bojer’s first work was published in 1893. In the realistic novels A Procession (1896) and The Eternal War (1899), Bojer satirically portrayed the bourgeois democracy of Norway. He was also the author of the psychological novels The Power of a Lie (1903), Our Kingdom (1908), and The Great Hunger (1916). In the novels The Last Viking (1921) and The Everlasting Struggle (1929), Bojer depicts the life of Norwegian sailors.

WORKS

Samlede verker, vols. 1–7. Oslo, 1927.
Samlede romaner, vols. 1–5. Oslo, 1942.
In Russian translation:
Severnye geroi. [Leningrad] 1926.
Vlast’ Lzhi. Leningrad, 1926.
Velikii golod. Leningrad, 1926.
Emigranty. Leningrad [1927].

REFERENCES

Topsøe-Jensen, H. G. Den skandinaviske litteraturfra 1870 til vore dage. Copenhagen, 1928.
Bull, F., F. Paasche, and A. H. Winsens. Norsk Litteratur historie, vol. 5. Oslo [1937].
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