Madam Høiers leiefolk

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"Madam Høiers leiefolk" (English: Madame Høier's Lodgers) is a short story by Norwegian writer Amalie Skram (then Amalie Müller). It was first published in 1882 in the magazine Nyt Tidsskrift,[1] and was Skram's first published literary work.[2] The story depicts a situation when a poor family is evicted from their flat.[2] The two recent-born twins die during the night, and their mother is subsequently imprisoned for having caused the death of her children through negligence.[1] The story caused significant stir, it was subject to parodies in satirical magazines, and lawyers pointing out judicial flaws.[2]


  1. ^ a b Müller, Amalie (1882). Sars, J. E.; Skavlan, Olaf, eds. "Madam Høiers leiefolk". Nyt Tidsskrift (in Norwegian). Kristiania. 1: 557–570. 
  2. ^ a b c Beyer, Edvard (1975). "Amalie Skram". Norges Litteraturhistorie (in Norwegian). 3. Oslo: Cappelen. p. 488. ISBN 82-02-02996-1. 

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