Olav Hauge

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Birthday
18, 1908
Birthplace
Norway
Death Date
May 23, 1994 (85)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
18, 1908
Birthplace
Norway
Death Date
May 23, 1994 (85)

About

Norwegian poet known for The Bullfinch Rising from the Cherry Tree and other poetry collections. Also a translator, he produced Norwegian versions of the works of such authors as William Butler Yeats, Arthur Rimbaud, and Bertolt Brecht.

Before Fame

He published his first poems in 1946. A little over a decade later, he won the prestigious Kritikerprisen Award for Norwegian literature.

Trivia

His late-career poetry began to follow modernist and concrete models. He also found literary inspiration in Chinese poetry.

Family Life

He was born in Ulvik, Norway and lived there until his death.

Associated With

He translated poems by Stephen Crane and other prominent authors.