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Selma Lagerlöf (1858–1940)

Autor(a) de The Wonderful Adventures of Nils

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About the Author

Selma Lagerlöf, winner of the Nobel Prize in 1909, was the first woman to be elected a member of the Swedish Academy. Her first novel, The Story of Gosta Berling (1891), assured her position as Sweden's greatest storyteller. She retold the folk tales of her native province, Varmland, in an mostrar mais original and poetic prose. As a woman writer, Lagerlöf gained a reputation as a naive purveyor of native traditions, but she herself compared writing a novel to solving a mathematical problem. Her artistry entails making her stories seem simple, but they are told with great attention to symbolism, psychology, and narrative technique. The Wonderful Adventures of Nils (1906) is a delightful fantasy written to teach children about Swedish geography, but it has found an international audience. Her third novel and masterpiece, Jerusalem (1901--02), the story of farmers from Dalarna who follow their faith to the Holy City, was widely praised for its insights into the lives of peasants searching for a spiritual ideal. During World War II, Lagerlöf helped many German artists and intellectuals escape the Nazis, even donating her gold Nobel Prize medal to a benefit fund to help Finland. She died of a stroke on March 16, 1940. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Selma Lagerlöf

The Wonderful Adventures of Nils (1906) — Autor — 1,315 exemplares
The Saga of Gösta Berling (1891) 1,202 exemplares
Jerusalem (1901) 366 exemplares
The Emperor of Portugallia (1914) 332 exemplares
The Treasure (1903) 165 exemplares
Christ Legends (1964) 163 exemplares
From a Swedish Homestead (1889) 134 exemplares
The Löwensköld Ring (1925) 133 exemplares
Memories of Marbacka (1922) 115 exemplares
The Phantom Carriage (1912) 92 exemplares
Invisible Links (1894) 82 exemplares
The Holy Night (1993) 77 exemplares
Anna Svärd (1928) 77 exemplares
The Further Adventures of Nils (1911) 75 exemplares
The Miracles Of Antichrist (1989) 70 exemplares
The Legend of the Christmas Rose (1762) 66 exemplares
Jerusalem II (1918) 66 exemplares
Jerusalem I (1927) 66 exemplares
Troll och människor (1915) 65 exemplares
Charlotte Löwensköld (1925) 63 exemplares
Liljecronas hem (1911) 46 exemplares
The Outcast (1918) 39 exemplares
Körkarlen : Bannlyst (1978) 38 exemplares
The Changeling (1986) 24 exemplares
Die schönsten Legenden (1978) 15 exemplares
Die schönsten Sagen und Märchen (1976) 11 exemplares
Nils Holgersson (1991) 10 exemplares
Gösta Berlings saga. B.2 (1965) 9 exemplares
What the Shepherd Saw (2014) 9 exemplares
Frid på jorden (2013) 8 exemplares
Gösta Berlings Saga 1 (2014) 8 exemplares
Sakari Topelius 7 exemplares
Mårbackablomster 7 exemplares
Fire julefortellinger (2017) 7 exemplares
Spökhanden (2012) 7 exemplares
L'Anneau du pêcheur (1987) 7 exemplares
Sprookjes en sagen (1987) 6 exemplares
Œuvres romanesques (2014) 6 exemplares
Els Ingmarsson (1918) 6 exemplares
Tjänsteanden (2013) 6 exemplares
The silver mine (2017) 5 exemplares
Novelas escogidas 5 exemplares
Legender, berättade (2019) 5 exemplares
Dödskallen (2013) 5 exemplares
Höst : berättelser och tal (1976) 5 exemplares
El carreter (2017) 4 exemplares
Weihnachtsgeschichten (2018) 4 exemplares
O Anel dos Löwenskölds (2017) 4 exemplares
En saga om en saga 4 exemplares
El anillo del general 4 exemplares
Joululahja ja muita kertomuksia (1986) 4 exemplares
Charlotte Löwensköld (2022) 4 exemplares
Geschichten und Sagen 4 exemplares
Letters from Jerusalem (2000) 4 exemplares
Gesammelte Werke. 4 Bände (1998) 4 exemplares
Vägen mellan himmel och jord (2013) 4 exemplares
Il violino del pazzo (2023) 3 exemplares
Trollmusik 3 exemplares
Dunungen (2012) 3 exemplares
Cudowna podróż / T. 1 (1986) 3 exemplares
Zachris Topelius (1920) 3 exemplares
Nils Nolgersson (1991) 3 exemplares
Från skilda tider II (2019) 3 exemplares
Sagor och berättelser (1984) 3 exemplares
Contos Lendários (2011) 3 exemplares
Les reines de Kungahälla (2013) 3 exemplares
Legenden om julrosorna (2021) 3 exemplares
Skrifter 3 exemplares
Cudowna podróż; t.2 3 exemplares
Bandito (2022) 2 exemplares
Bortbytingen: Noveller (2012) 2 exemplares
Mårbackasviten (2019) 2 exemplares
Erzählungen 2 exemplares
Gösta Berlingin taru. 1 (1965) 2 exemplares
Nils Holgersson (1997) 2 exemplares
Drottningar i kungahälla (2014) 2 exemplares
Valda berättelser 2 exemplares
Selma Lagerlöf forteller (1995) 2 exemplares
Generosidad de corazón (1942) 2 exemplares
Cuentos y Leyendas 2 exemplares
El Niño Duende 2 exemplares
Saga apie Gestą Berlingą (1989) 2 exemplares
Robin Redbreast (1996) 2 exemplares
Dockteaterspel 2 exemplares
Miraklet i Diamante 2 exemplares
Devochka iz Morbakki (2013) 2 exemplares
Karoliinin sormus 2 exemplares
Kristuslegender (1999) 2 exemplares
Mårbacka-trilogien (2013) 2 exemplares
La bataille avec les cygnes (1984) 2 exemplares
Legenden om juleroserne (2003) 2 exemplares
Die Lichtflamme 2 exemplares
A Christmas Guest 2 exemplares
Liebesgeschichten (2008) 2 exemplares
Legendy o Kristovi 1 exemplar
Jeruzalem (2013) 1 exemplar
Maldición 1 exemplar
Julberättelser 1 exemplar
Nils Holgerson 1 exemplar
Unsichtbare Bande 1 exemplar
Da vida e da morte 1 exemplar
Skiftingen (1975) 1 exemplar
Bijeg u Egipat 1 exemplar
Helga 1 exemplar
Wunderbare Reife 1 exemplar
MÅRBACKA (1922) 1 exemplar
Nils Holgersson (2016) 1 exemplar
Tarinoita 1 exemplar
Podzim 1 exemplar
Cudowna podróż. T. 1-2 (1990) 1 exemplar
Die schönsten Erzählungen (1999) 1 exemplar
Gesammelte Erzählungen (2012) 1 exemplar
Skrifter 1-12 1 exemplar
KOOTUT TEOKSET 4 1 exemplar
Kungahällan kuningattaria (2019) 1 exemplar
Krisztus-legendák 1 exemplar
Nordic Tales (2004) 1 exemplar
Die Mausefalle (2010) 1 exemplar
Skrifter (11 bind) 1 exemplar
Skrifter : Bind 10 1 exemplar
Skrifter (III) 1 exemplar
Algunas Leyendas de Cristo (1996) 1 exemplar
Legenden om fru Lucia (2000) 1 exemplar
Sagen und Legenden (2015) 1 exemplar
Petter Nord 1 exemplar
En gammel kirke 1 exemplar
Skrifter (IV) 1 exemplar
Sel pühal ööl (2004) 1 exemplar
Opere 1 exemplar
Karr und Graufell (1955) 1 exemplar
Oud en Nieuw 1 exemplar
Sigrid la Superbe 1 exemplar
Selma Lagerlöf (2009) 1 exemplar
Vonken 1 exemplar
Fortellinger 1 exemplar
Från skilda tider 1 exemplar
Elsa 1 exemplar
Bortbytingen 1 exemplar
Påskkärringen (2020) 1 exemplar
Helga. Marianna 1 exemplar
The Rattrap 1 exemplar
Cudowna podróż. T. 1 (2022) 1 exemplar
Christus-Legenden 1 exemplar
Julelegender 1 exemplar
Uomini e troll 1 exemplar
Cudowna podróż. T. 2 (2022) 1 exemplar
Den hellige natten (2022) 1 exemplar
Zdenac mudraca 1 exemplar
Lagerlof Selma 1 exemplar
LENDARIOS 1 exemplar
Novelas escogidas 1 exemplar
Astrid 1 exemplar
Short Fiction 1 exemplar
EN JULEGJEST (2017) 1 exemplar
Julens bästa berättelser (2011) 1 exemplar
Mickey Mouse Annual (1949) (1949) 1 exemplar
Blago (2015) 1 exemplar
A Manor House Tale 1 exemplar
Kootut teokset 1 exemplar
Leyendas de Cristo 1 exemplar
Legender i urval 1 exemplar
Le Voyage de Nils Holgersson (1976) 1 exemplar

Associated Works

A World of Great Stories (1947) 258 exemplares
The New Junior Classics Volume 03: Myths and Legends (1938) — Contribuidor — 235 exemplares
Stories to Remember {complete} (1956) — Contribuidor — 181 exemplares
Stories to Remember, Volume I (1956) — Contribuidor — 145 exemplares
Home for Christmas: Stories for Young and Old (2002) — Contribuidor — 110 exemplares
The Fantastic Imagination II (1978) — Contribuidor — 95 exemplares
Easter Stories: Classic Tales for the Holy Season (1656) — Contribuidor — 76 exemplares
Great Stories by Nobel Prize Winners (1959) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares
Women and Fiction: Volume 2 (1978) — Contribuidor — 73 exemplares
The Easter Book of Legends and Stories (1947) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
The Seas of God: Great Stories of the Human Spirit (1944) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
The Animals' Christmas (1944) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
A Scandinavian Christmas: Festive Tales for a Nordic Noël (2021) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Echo: Scandinavian Stories about Girls (2000) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Trees: A Celebration (1989) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Visions and Imaginations: Classic Fantasy Fiction (2005) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Meesters der Zweedse vertelkunst — Autor, algumas edições10 exemplares
Dangerous Ladies (1992) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
The Word Lives On: A Treasury of Spiritual Fiction (1951) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Modern Short Stories — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Karvatassujen jäljillä : Satuja eläimistä (1996) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Kleine Bettlektüre für treue Pommern (1985) — Autor — 1 exemplar
Stories for girls — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Lagerlöf, Selma
Nome legal
Lagerlöf, Selma Ottilia Lovisa
Outros nomes
Лагерлёф, Сельма
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Localização do túmulo
Östra Ämterviks kyrka, Sunne, Zweden
Local de nascimento
Östra Ämtervik, Värmland, Zweden
Local de falecimento
Östra Ämtervik, Värmland, Zweden
Locais de residência
Mårbacka, Östra Ämtervik, Värmland, Zweden
Högre lärarinneseminariet, Stockholm, Zweden
Elkan, Sophie (partner)
Tegnér, Esaias (Haar opa, Daniel Lagerlöf was zijn neef)
Sachs, Nelly (vriendin)
Olander, Valborg (vriend)
Svenska Akademien(stol 7)
Samfundet De Nio
Prémios e menções honrosas
Premi Nobel de Literatura (1909)

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Selma Lagerlöf was born in Östra Emterwik in the province of Värmland, western Sweden, and raised at Mårbacka, the family's estate there. Her parents were Erik Gustav Lagerlöf and his wife Louise Wallroth. She had five siblings. An early illness left her lame in both legs for a while, but she recovered and later said she had a happy childhood. She began writing poetry at an early age. She was educated at home, and in 1881 went to Stockholm to train as a teacher. In 1885, she took a job at a girls' high school in Landskrona, where she wrote her first novel, Gösta Berlings Saga (1891). The book went unnoticed at the time but later became her most popular, and played a part in the Swedish Romantic revival of the 1890s. In 1895, she won a scholarship from the Swedish Academy and gave up teaching to devote herself to her writing. After a visit to Italy, she published Antikrists mirakler (The Miracles of the Antichrist, 1897). With her close friend Sophie Elkan, she took a trip to Egypt and Palestine in 1899 that inspired her book Jerusalem (two volumes, 1901–02), her first big hit, which established her as one of the leading Swedish novelists of her generation. Other works included the children's geography book Nils Holgerssons underbara resa genom Sverige (The Wonderful Adventures of Nils, 1906). In 1909, Lagerlöf became the first female writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. World War I disturbed her deeply, and she wrote little until publishing her memoirs Mårbacka (1922), Ett barns memoarer (Memories of My Childhood, 1930), and Dagbok för Selma Lagerlöf (The Diary of Selma Lagerlöf 1932). She also produced a trilogy of historical novels set in Värmland: Löwensköldska ringen (The Ring of the Löwenskölds, 1925), Charlotte Löwensköld (1925), and Anna Svärd (1928). She was deeply attached to her childhood home Mårbacka, which was sold after her father’s death, and used her Nobel Prize money to buy it back. She was also a friend of the German-Jewish writer Nelly Sachs, and helped her escape the Nazis to Sweden.



Group Read, May 2014: Gosta Berlings Saga em 1001 Books to read before you die (Maio 2014)


Reason read: January 2024 botm Reading 1001. Author is winner of Nobel Prize for Literature, in fact she is the first woman to win the Nobel Prize. This work was a collection of sagas, or folktales. I think sagas might be a common form of literature in the Scandinavian countries. Iceland is famous for their sagas. This one is Swedish. Gosta Berling is a defrock clergy. He got into drink and then he became a cavalier which sounds like a bunch of men who drink and carouse but in general mean no harm. The stories are interconnected and that is what makes it a novel but it really does have a plot. It may have symbols, motifs, etc, but no real plot, no rising action, etc. The land is a part of the story. The culture is interesting. I enjoyed listening to the reader on Librovox because he had that Scandinavian accent. Fund to hear the words but also funny when I heard him pronounce “fatigue” as fa-ta-gue. The whole book was read by the same reader. Something that doesn’t always happen with Librovox. It was a so so read for me. Took up way too much time.… (mais)
Kristelh | 31 outras críticas | Jan 17, 2024 |
Dreadful. Author's name anagrams to "llama-free slog" and while I don't think there are any llamas in this book, I can't say for sure because I Did Not Finish.
yarb | 31 outras críticas | Jan 4, 2024 |
Het oude boek (1906) van de reis die de Niels maakt met de wilde ganzen van Akka van Kebnekaisa (Lapland),
samen met Maarten de Ganzerik.
Niels is in een dwerg veranderd door een kabouter omdat hij een akelig joch was, die zijn ouders veel verdriet deed en alle dieren en kinderen slecht behandelde. Op de reis over Zweden leert hij oog te hebben voor de behoeften en noden van anderen en helpt hij ze waar hij kan, waardoor hij innige vriendschappen kan sluiten.
Het boek is geschreven als een soort aardrijkskundeles, het vertelt heel veel over het land en de verschillende streken, wat de mensen er zoal doen en ondertussen staan er heel veel verhalen en oude sagen.
Een heerlijk boek, ook mooi, hoewel natuurlijk wat oubollig en ouderwets geschreven.
… (mais)
vuurziel | 27 outras críticas | Dec 24, 2023 |
Selma Lagerlöf hat mit "Gösta Berling" eine literarische Liebeserklärung an Värmland, ihre Heimat geschaffen: Auf dem Gut Ekeby hausen in den 1820ern ehemalige Offiziere und verarmte Adelige und verbringen ihr Tagwerk mit allerlei kurzweiligen Vergnügungen. Um diese sogenannten Kavaliere und im besonderen um Gösta Berling, einen gefallenen Priester, drehen sich einzelne in losem Zusammenhang stehende Episoden.

Lagerlöfs naiver Erzählreigen bildet ein Kaleidoskop des schwedischen Landlebens in der ersten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts. Wenngleich das Werk durchaus dramatische und ernste Themen, wie unglückliche Liebe, Charakterschwäche, Not, Tod und Intrigantentum behandelt, verbleibt ein der romatischen Erzählweise geschuldeter heiterer und unschuldiger Grundtenor.

"Gösta Berling" ist auch wegen der cleveren Verknüpfung von transzendenten Elementen und schwedsichen Volkssagen mit den realistischen Darstellungen des Landlebens und den beeindruckenden Landschaftsbeschreibungen lesenswert, wenngleich der Roman durchaus Längen aufzuweisen hat und in manchen Bereichen vorhersehbar und klischeebehaftet ist.
… (mais)
schmechi | 31 outras críticas | Dec 20, 2023 |



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