Johan Bojer

Bojer, Johan (yōˈhän boiˈər) [key], 1872–1959, Norwegian writer. Bojer's novels of contemporary Norwegian life treat social issues from a classical liberal viewpoint. The Power of a Lie (1903, tr. 1908) and The Great Hunger (1916, tr. 1918) illustrate his humanistic philosophy. The greater depth of The Last of the Vikings (1921, tr. 1923) and Folk by the Sea (1929, tr. 1931) won critical acclaim in Norway. Bojer's later novels include The King's Men (1938, tr. 1940) and Skyld (1948).

See study by C. Gad (1974).

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