Peter Egge

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Peter Egge

Peter Egge (1 April 1869 – 15 July 1959) was a renowned Norwegian writer.

He was the father of Ørnulf Egge and grandfather of Åsmund Egge. He was born in Trondheim.[1]

Early career[edit]

Egge made his literary debut with the novel Almue (1891). He followed by writing comedies, a genre in which he enjoyed success. This venture in comedy started with The Gift (1897) and included several other works. Egge also wrote serious plays. His Love And Friendships (1905) is a fine example of his serious-themed writing. Egge continued this swaying both toward comedy and serious plays throughout his career. Some of the best works of this period of his career were Virgin Nelly Maartens (1897), Old Holm (1899) and Heart (1907).[1]

Later Works[edit]

Beginning in the early 1920s, Egge began to depart from the image of a writer of comedies and romantic tales. The Holy Sea, which was published in 1922, marked his metamorphosis from a somewhat romantic writer into a neo-realistic one. His style became heavily descriptive. It was this shift in style that gradually led to Hansine Solstad (1925), which is regarded as his best work.[1]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Almue (1891)
  • Nordfra (1895)
  • Faddergaven (1897)
  • Trøndere (1898)
  • Gammelholm (1899)
  • Jakob og Kristoffer (1900)
  • Sønnen (1901)
  • Mainætter (1902)
  • Familien paa Raaum (1903)
  • De graa Haar (1904)
  • Kjærlighed og Venskab (1904)
  • Oddvar Hage og hans Venner (1905)
  • En liten gutt (1906)
  • Hjertet (1907)
  • Lenken (1908)
  • Pastor Hals (1909)
  • De unge dage (1913)
  • Narren (1917)
  • Den hellige sjø (1922)
  • Jægtvig og hans gud (1923)
  • Hansine Solstad (1925)
  • Hos Vincent Øst (1926)
  • Drømmen (1927)
  • Han og hans døtre (1928)
  • Indian Summer (1929)
  • Woel, Cai M. (1929)
  • Minner fra barndom og ungdom (1948)

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Peter Egge". Norwegian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 18 March 2014.