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 (lä′gər-ləv, -lœf), Selma Ottiliana Lovisa 1858-1940.
Swedish writer whose novels include Gösta Berlings Saga (1891). In 1909 she became the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for literature.
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(Swedish ˈlɑːɡərløːv)
(Biography) Selma (ˈsɛlma). 1858–1940, Swedish novelist, noted esp for her children's classic The Wonderful Adventures of Nils (1906–07): Nobel prize for literature 1909
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(ˈlɑ gərˌlœf)

Selma (Ottiliana Lovisa), 1858–1940, Swedish writer: Nobel prize 1909.
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