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Produced by Nicole Apostola INTRODUCTION BJORNSTJERNE BJORNSON–poet, dramatist, novelist, and politician, and the most notable figure in contemporary Norwegian history– was born, in December 1832, at Kvikne in the north of Norway. His father was pastor at Kvikne, a remote village in the Osterdal district, some sixty miles south of Trondhjem; a lonely spot, whose

Absalom’s Hair by Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson

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A Happy Boy by Bjornstjerne Bjornson

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