Magli Elster

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Magli Elster (née Raknes; 21 November 1912 – 11 May 1993) was a Norwegian psychoanalyst, literary critic, poet and translator. She was the daughter of psychologist Ola Raknes and poet and playwright Aslaug Vaa, married to writer and Director-General of the NRK Torolf Elster, and the mother of philosopher Jon Elster. She made her literary debut with the poetry collection Trikken går i engen from 1952, and her literary breakthrough was the collection Med hilsen fra natten from 1953. She chaired the association Norsk Litteraturkritikerlag from 1959 to 1969. She was a co-founder of the Association Internationale de Critiques Litteraires.[1][2] In 1986 she and Torolf were awarded the Fritt Ord Award.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rottem, Øystein. "Magli Elster". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 24 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Magli Elster". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 24 March 2010. 
  3. ^ Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Fritt Ords pris". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Archived from the original on 15 November 2011. Retrieved 22 May 2010. 
Awards
Preceded by
Den illegale presses forening
Recipient of the Fritt Ord Award
1986
(shared with Torolf Elster)
Succeeded by
Nansen Academy