Johan Falkberget

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Falkberget, Johan


Born Sept. 30, 1879, in Rugldalen, Rôros; died there Apr. 5, 1967. Norwegian writer.

Falkberget’s realistic writing, which was influenced by M. Gorky, is concerned chiefly with working people, as in the novellas Bjarne (1903), Hauk Uglevatn (1906), The Black Mountains (1907), and Victim of Fire (1917; Russian translation, 1965), and in the collection of short stories The Miners (1908). Historical themes are treated in the novellas Eli, Daughter ofSjur (1913; Russian translation, 1913) and The Bear Hunter (1919) and the trilogy Bread of Night (1940–59). The novels The Fourth Watch (1923) and Christianus Sextos (vols. 1–3, 1927–35) deal with the history of the Norwegian working class.


Verker, vols. 1–12. Oslo, 1956–59.
Jeg så dem. Oslo, 1963.
In Russian translation:
“U vechnykh snegov.” Novaia zhizn’, 1911, no. 12.
“Odna iz tiazhelykh nochei.” Put’, 1912, no. 10.
“U mogil bedniakov.” Put’, 1912, no. 11.
“Kak nashi pradedy na lyzhakh khodili.” In the collection Rasskazy skandinavskikh pisatelei. Moscow, 1957.


Thesen, R. Johan Falkberget og hans rike. Oslo, 1959.
Rogstad, K. G. Johan Falkberget. Trondheim, 1964.


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