Olav Duun


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Duun, Olav

 

Born Nov. 21, 1876, in Joa in Namdalen; died Sept. 13, 1939, in Tönsberg. Norwegian author.

Duun was a schoolteacher from 1904 to 1927. He was the author of the psychological novels Marjane (1908), Three Friends (1914), Harald (1914), and Good Conscience (1916). In the cycle of novels The People ofJuvik (vols. 1-6, 1918-23), Duun told the story of one peasant family in Trondelag. The language of Duun’s books contains elements of the dialect of this region of Norway. Problems of modern life are discussed in the historical novel Charlemagne (1928).

WORKS

Skrifter, vols. 1-12. Oslo [1948-49].
Skrifter i samling, vols. 1-12. Oslo, 1957.

REFERENCES

Hanssen, O. “Juvik—verket av Olav Duun.” Ung Norig, 1921.
Haakonsen, D. Olav Duun. En dikter om vår egen lid. [Oslo] 1949.
Saeteren, A. Mennesket og samfunnet. Oslo, 1956.
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