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Troll-Elgen is a novel from 1921 by Norwegian writer Mikkjel Fønhus.[1] The story is about the large elk "Rauten" and the hunter "Gaupe", and ends up with both the hunter and the hunted losing their lives.[2] The novel was adapted into a film in 1927.[3][4]

His story collection Der Vildmarken suser and the follow-up novels Det skriker fra Kverrvilljuvet and Troll-Elgen, gave Fønhus a wide reputation for his ability to picture animal life.[4]


  1. ^ Elster, Kristian (1924). Illustreret Norsk litteraturhistorie (in Norwegian) 2. Kristiania: Gyldendal. p. 808. 
  2. ^ Evensberget, Snorre (2004). Litterært leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: J.M. Stenersens forlag. p. 425. ISBN 82-7201-360-6. 
  3. ^ Egeland, Kjølv (1975). Beyer, Edvard, ed. Mellomkrigstid. Norges litteraturhistorie (in Norwegian) 5. Oslo: Cappelen. p. 292. ISBN 82-02-03001-3. 
  4. ^ a b "Mikkjel Arneson Fønhus". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 1 August 2010.