Tore Ørjasæter

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Tore Ørjasæter (1886-1968)

Tore Ørjasæter (3 March 1886- 29 February 1968) was a Norwegian educator, literature critic and poet.[1]

Biography[edit]

Ørjasæter was born at Skjåk in Oppland, Norway. The son of a teacher, he attended Voss folk high school and qualified as a teacher before becoming a writer. He graduated from the University of Oslo in 1957. From 1971-77, he was literature critic at Dagbladet with responsibility for children's and youth literature. He was on the board of Aschehoug 1982-96, chairman of the Norwegian Cultural Council Appeals Committee for Norwegian Drama 1992-2000, deputy member of the Sigrid Undset Company and editor of the magazine Gymnadenia 1997-2003. [2]

Ørjasæter’s poetry was written in Nynorsk in the Norwegian folk tradition. His writing is influenced by Ivar Aasen, Aasmund Olavsson Vinje and Per Sivle. Like these, he was concerned with modernization of traditional society, and the conflict between individual and community, but he differed from these poets in a more positive attitude to the new society. Towards the end of his life, he also started experimenting with more modernist writing. His main work is considered to be the poem Gudbrand Langleite. [3] [4]

Personal life[edit]

Ørjasæter was married in 1921 to Aaslaug Skaaden (1896–1988). He was the father of literary critic Jo Ørjasæter (1925- 2006) and the father-in-law of professor Tordis Ørjasæter. [5]

Works[edit]

  • 1908 - Ættar-arv (Ancestor-heritage) – poetry
  • 1910 - I dalom (In the valleys) – poetry
  • 1913 - Gudbrand Langleite – trilogy, first part
  • 1915 - Manns kvæde (Man’s chanting) – poetry
  • 1920 - Bru-millom (Between bridges) – trilogy, second part
  • 1925 - Skiringsgangen (The cleansing walk)
  • 1927 - Skuggen (The shadow) – trilogy, third part
  • 1932 - Elvesong (River song) – poetry
  • 1945 - Livsens tre (The tree of life) – poetry
  • 1948 - Christophoros – play
  • 1949 - Den lange bryllupsreisa (The long honeymoon) – play

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ørjasæter biography". Dagbladet. Retrieved 2010-03-06.  original article
  2. ^ Eirik Helleve. "Tore Ørjasæter". Norsk biografisk leksikon. Retrieved April 1, 2018. 
  3. ^ Erik Bjerck Hagen. "Tore Ørjasæter". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved April 1, 2018. 
  4. ^ Eirik Helleve (January 21, 2014). "Tore Ørjasæter". Allkunne. Retrieved April 1, 2018. 
  5. ^ Sigrun Slapgard. "Tordis Ørjasæter". Norsk biografisk leksikon. Retrieved April 1, 2018.