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 (byûrn′sən), Björnstjerne Martinus 1832-1910.
Norwegian writer who sought to revive the literary language and character of Norway. His works include the novel The Fisher Girl (1868) and the epic cycle Arnljot Gelline (1870). He won the 1903 Nobel Prize for literature.
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(ˈbjɜːnsən; Norwegian ˈbjørnsən)
(Biography) Bjørnstjerne (ˈbjɜːnstjɛənə; Norwegian ˈbjørnstjernə). 1832–1910, Norwegian poet, dramatist, novelist, theatre director, and newspaper editor; mainly remembered for social dramas, such as The Bankrupt (1875): Nobel prize for literature 1903
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(ˈbyɜrn sən; Norw. ˈbyœrn sʊn)

n. Björnstjerne,
1832–1910, Norwegian poet, novelist, and playwright: Nobel prize 1903.
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