Björn·son (byûrnsən), Björnstjerne Martinus 1832-1910.
Norwegian writer who sought to revive the literary language and character of Norway. His works include the novel The Fisher Girl (1868) and the epic cycle Arnljot Gelline (1870). He won the 1903 Nobel Prize for literature.
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