The Nobel Prize in Literature 1909
Author. Lofty idealism, vivid imagination. Described peasant life, Nordic nature accompanied by ethical strength, deep religious feeling. Respect for Nature, Women's Causes. 1914, became member of the Swedish Academy which awards Nobel Prize for Literature.
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Name: Selma Ottolia Lovisa Lagerlöf
Birth: 20 November 1858, Mårbacka, Sweden
Death: 16 March 1940, Mårbacka, Swedenrbacka, Sweden
Residence when prize awarded: Sweden
Prize Motivation: "in appreciation of the lofty idealism, vivid imagination and spiritual perception that characterize her writings"
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