Henrik Jæger

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Henrik Jæger.

Henrik Jæger (4 January 1854 – 17 December 1895) was a Norwegian literary historian, literary critic and playwright.

He was born in Bergen as a son of sailmaker Herman Jæger (1824–1871) and Birgitte Pedersen. He was a nephew of Tycho Jæger. In June 1881 he married Marie Louise Holstad (1853–1931),[1] and their daughter Dagmar Helene Jæger (1889–1979) married Olaf Gjerløw.[2]

He is known for his early monographs on Henrik Ibsen, and for writing the first large Norwegian literary history, Illustreret norsk Literaturhistorie (1896). Among his plays are Løse Fugle and Arvegods.[1][3]

Selected works[edit]

  • Illustreret norsk Literaturhistorie (1896; 3 volumes; finished by Otto Anderssen after Jæger's death)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Aarnes, Sigurd Aa. "Henrik Jæger". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 22 June 2010. 
  2. ^ Bonde, Arne. "Olaf Gjerløw". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 21 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "Henrik Bernhard Jæger". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 22 June 2010.