Talk:Norwegian literature

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Template:Norwegian literature 1[edit]

I suggest we use a box similar to the one on French literature, but I did not manage to make one. please help out Ehjort 17:27, 11 May 2006 (UTC)

Hi there. I made a template:norwegian literature and will include it in this article in a week, unless there are any objections. Ehjort 14:45, 25 May 2006 (UTC)
No objections. It does put a burden on you though; the need to populate all the links by starting and writing new articles for them. I look forward to reading them. :) Williamborg 02:08, 27 May 2006 (UTC)
By the way, I see your are a member of the wikiproject norway. I am worried, it seems to me that almost nothing happens on the project pages. Sure it's a wiki and you can't exspect people to work, but still - anything special going on? Ehjort 18:51, 27 May 2006 (UTC)
All quiet in the north. Think this is because summer is for hiking, sailing or just enjoying the cabin if you live in the north country—but don't worry—folks will be back—there's always winter for huddling over computers. :) Williamborg 22:09, 2 July 2006 (UTC)

Template:Norwegian literature 2[edit]

I have now applied the template:norwegian literature to this article. The template is in need of revision, especially the genres and movements sections. Ehjort 19:46, 4 June 2006 (UTC)

Request for expansion[edit]

This article is horrible short and untidy and does not give a general overview of norwegian literature, nor good in-depht information, except from random pieces. Ehjort 15:27, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

Okay, I did my bit. Haukur 11:01, 29 June 2006 (UTC)
The article is now longer than Swedish literature, Danish literature, Faroese literature, Icelandic literature, Old Norse literature and Finnish literature and I'd also argue that it's better than those articles in other ways. I think that other articles are now in more dire need of expansion so I'm removing the template from this one. Thanks to User:Williamborg for the coöperation! :) Haukur 19:01, 2 July 2006 (UTC)
Appreciate the kind words, but you carried the burden. Well done! Williamborg 22:09, 2 July 2006 (UTC)

Eddic/Eddaic poetry[edit]

In the introduction the term Eddaic poems is used, while under the section Medieval poetry the term Eddic poems is used. As far as I know there's no difference, and since both the links redirects to the same article I suspect there is none. I'm not sure if both are correct, and since my knowledge of norse poetry is somewhat limited, I haven't changed it, but shouldn't they be named the same for consistency?

In the article Poetic Edda (which both Eddiac poems and Eddic poems redirects to) the term Eddic poems is used through the article, while in the article Old Norse poetry both the terms are used again. Zido 18:16, 9 January 2007 (UTC)


Draumkvedet is a highly doubtful example of mediaeval poetry. The canonized verson is a "reconstruction" made by folklorist Molkte Moe in the late 19th century, on the basis of a motley corpus of single stanzas and short series of stanzas. Against the theory that these verses are the remains of a mediaeval visionary poem, later and less romantic scholars has claimed that they're just what they look like: Single stanzas and short series of stanzas, made at a rather late stage in historie. The results of 20th century research on oral traditions might be seen as a fatal blow to the romantic theory.


I request an article about this children's book and village please. - Kittybrewster 12:28, 24 March 2008 (UTC)