Asbjørn Aarnes

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Asbjørn Aarnes
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Asbjørn Aarnes
Born (1923-12-20)20 December 1923
Died 8 January 2013(2013-01-08) (aged 89)
Notable awards Legion of Honour;
Anders Jahres kulturpris

Asbjørn Aarnes (20 December 1923 – 8 January 2013) was a Norwegian literary historian.[1]


He was born in Tingvoll. He was appointed professor at the University of Oslo from 1964. He has published works on French literature and on Norwegian poets. He was co-editor of the book series Idé og tanke, jointly with Egil A. Wyller, and principal editor of the book series Thorleif Dahls Kulturbibliotek from 1978 to 2001.


He has received several French honorary decorations, including l'Ordre national du Mérite in 1970, the Légion d'Honneur in 1979 and l'Ordre des Palmes Académiques in 1984. He was the first recipient of Anders Jahres kulturpris, in 1990.[2][3]


  1. ^ Norwegian News Agency (8 January 2013). "Litteraturviteren og professoren Asbjørn Aarnes er død" (in Norwegian). ABC Nyheter. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Winther, Truls Olav. "Asbjørn Aarnes". In Godal, Anne Marit. Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 10 March 2012. 
  3. ^ Askedal, Jon Ole. "Asbjørn Aarnes". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 10 March 2012.