Marie Colban

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Marie Colban
Marie colban.jpg
Colban as printed in the magazine Illustreret Tidende shortly after her death in 1884
Born(1814-12-18)18 December 1814
Christiania, Norway
Died27 March 1884(1884-03-27) (aged 69)
Rome, Italy
NationalityNorwegian
Occupationnovelist, short story writer and translator

Marie Colban (18 December 1814 – 27 March 1884) was a Norwegian novelist, short story writer and translator. [1]

Biography[edit]

She was born at Christiania (now Oslo), Norway. She was the daughter of Peter Nicolai Schmidt (1776-1846) and Petronelle Sandberg (1787-1846). Her father was an attorney. She was married to teacher Nathanael Angell Colban (1793–1850) from 1836. After his death in 1850 she resided in Paris from 1856 and also wrote for Norwegian newspapers. In the summer months she usually visited Norway, but in the autumn she returned to Paris.[1][2][3]

She translated Eugène Sue's novel Mathilde and other literary works from French into Norwegian language. Her first literary work was Lærerinden from 1869. She later wrote Tre Noveller, 1873, and Jeg lever, 1877. From 1882 to 1884 she published a series of memoir articles from her Paris years in the magazine Nyt Tidsskrift. She spent her final years in Rome where she died in 1884 and was buried at the Protestant Cemetery. [4] [5] [6] [7]

Selected works[edit]

  • Lærerinden, en Skizze, 1869
  • Tre Noveller, tilegnet norske Kvinder, 1873
  • Tre nye Noveller, 1875
  • Jeg lever, 1877
  • En gammel Jomfru, 1879
  • Cleopatra, 1880
  • Thyra, 1882

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Aasen, Elisabeth. "Marie Colban". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 21 June 2010.
  2. ^ "Marie Schmidt Colban". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 21 June 2010.
  3. ^ "Adolphine Marie Colban". The History of Nordic Women’s Literature. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  4. ^ Colban, Marie (1882). Sars, J. E.; Skavlan, Olaf, eds. "Indtryk og erindringer I. Naturalisterne". Nyt Tidsskrift (in Norwegian). Kristiania. 1: 305–319.
  5. ^ Colban, Marie (1883). Sars, J. E.; Skavlan, Olaf, eds. "Indtryk og erindringer II. Berømte præster". Nyt Tidsskrift (in Norwegian). Kristiania. 2: 10–21.
  6. ^ Colban, Marie (1884). Sars, J. E.; Skavlan, Olaf, eds. "Indtryk og erindringer III. Berømte kvinder". Nyt Tidsskrift (in Norwegian). Kristiania. 3: 115–129.
  7. ^ Colban, Marie (1884). Sars, J. E.; Skavlan, Olaf, eds. "Indtryk og erindringer IV. Skribenter fra keisertiden". Nyt Tidsskrift (in Norwegian). Kristiania. 3: 339–353.

Further reading[edit]

  • Nielsen, R. (1904). Norske Kvinder i det 19de Aarhundrede.
  • Schjøtt, M. (1914). "Fem forfatterinder i hundreaaret". In Høgh, M.; Mørck, F. Norske kvinder. En oversigt over deres stilling og livsvilkaar i hundredaared 1814–1914. pp. 7–13.