About the Author

   Jan Sjavik (B.A. Brigham Young University; Ph.D. Harvard University) is an associate professor of Scandinavian studies at the University of Washington, Seattle, where he has been a faculty member since 1978. He is the author of Arne Garborgs Kristiania-romaner: En beret-terteknisk studie (1985; Arne Garborg's Kristiania Novels: A Study in Narrative Technique), Reading for the Truth: Rhetorical Constructions in Norwegian Fiction (2004), and a large number of articles on Norwegian and other Scandinavian writers, including Knut Hamsun, Ole E. Rølvaag, Alfred Hauge, Dag Solstad, and Johan Sebastian Welhaven. He has written entries on Scandinavian writers for many reference works and regularly reviews books for Scandinavian Studies and World Literature Today. He also teaches and writes on critical theory.

Historical Dictionary of Scandinavian Literature and Theater. . 2006.

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