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-Several Norwegian authors have been awarded the [[Nobel Prize in Literature]], namely [[Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson]] in [[1903]], [[Knut Hamsun]] in [[1920]] and [[Sigrid Undset]] in [[1928]] for ''Kristin Lavransdatter''. Though he was not awarded a Nobel Prize for his plays, as the first of these were awarded after he published his last play in [[1899]], playwright [[Henrik Ibsen]] is probably the most famous figure in Norwegian literature. Ibsen wrote plays such as ''[[Peer Gynt]]'', ''[[A Doll's House]]'' and ''[[The Lady from the Sea]]''.+'''''Peer Gynt''''' is a five-[[Act (drama)|act]] play in [[Verse (poetry)|verse]] by the Norwegian dramatist [[Henrik Ibsen]], loosely based on the [[fairy tale]] ''[[Per Gynt]]''. Interpreted in its day as a [[satire]] on the [[Norwegian people|Norwegian]] personality, ''Peer Gynt'' is the story of a life based on [[avoidance]].
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-Also of importance to the Norwegian literary culture is the Norse literature, and in particular the works of [[Snorre Sturlason]] , as well as the more recent folk tales, collected by [[Peter Asbjørnsen|Asbjørnsen]] and [[Jorgen Moe|Moe]] in the 19th century.+
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Peer Gynt is a five-act play in verse by the Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen, loosely based on the fairy tale Per Gynt. Interpreted in its day as a satire on the Norwegian personality, Peer Gynt is the story of a life based on avoidance.



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