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Jonas Lie

Jonas Lauritz Idemil Lie (1833 - 1908) was a Norwegian novelist, poet and playwright who is considered to have been one of the Four Greats of 19th century Norwegian literature, together with Henrik Ibsen, Bjornstjerne Bjornson and Alexander Kielland. He graduated in law in 1857 and shortly afterwards began to practice at Kongsvinger, a town located between Lake Mjosa and the border with Sweden. Clients were not numerous at Kongsvinger and Lie found time to write for the newspapers and became a...See more