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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.

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I en garderob på Mårbacka - Selma Lagerlöfs nobelklänning (pdf). Article in Swedish. Interesting images.

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Selma Lagerlöf, receiving the award from King Gustav V, in a print of a Swedish newspaper. Source: Wikimedia

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Selma Lagerlöf in the dress she wore to the Nobel Prize in 1909. Photograph from 1912 in connection with Selma Lagerlöf trip to Helsinki and Moscow. Photographer Mona Loose. Lagerlöf Collection at the Royal Library. Round subscription G. Widholm, From IDUN year 1909. Medal Photo from Fryksdalens Gille in Sunne. Source: Marbaka

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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"
Field: Prose
Language: Swedish
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