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Selma Ottolia Lovisa Lagerlöf

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.

"Nothing on earth can make up for the loss of one who has loved you."

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Please do use your discretion. Please accept truthful info and disregard the rest. Possibly more than one person with same name.

   Works by Selma Lagerlöf at LibriVox, Audio books.

A visit to Selma Lagerlöf (1926).
Mostly photos. English readers can watch, though in Swedish. Selma Lagerlöf studying photos from the movie on her book Kejsarn av Portugallien (The Tower of Lies). Then she goes to see the movie in Sunne. Swedish Film Institute

Alice Babs - Den Gamla Sahra Dahlander ( The Old Sahra Dahlander ) 2:30

Selma Lagerlöf of Sweden -- First Female Nobel Laureate in Literature 14:03

Selma Lagerlöf 1:27 Interesting to watch though not in English

Selma Lagerlöf Possibly more than one person with same name.

Selma Lagerof
Photo: nobelprize.org

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"
Field: Prose
Language: Swedish
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