Questions tagged [selma-lagerlof]

Questions about the Swedish author and teacher Selma Lagerlöf (1858 – 1940) and her work. She is best known for her children's novel The Wonderful Adventures of Nils (1906 – 1907). She was the first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

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In "The Rattrap" why does the peddler sign as captain and how does it help to get free of the rattrap?

"The Rattrap" by Selma Lagelöf (short story) tells about a story of a rattrap seller, who thinks the world as a rattrap. It's a fun story, but what I fail to understand is why, at the end of the ...
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Was Selma Lagerlöf a Nazi supporter?

While reading about Selma Lagerlöf online, I was somewhat surprised to learn the following fact: At the start of World War II, she sent her Nobel Prize medal and gold medal from the Swedish Academy ...