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Aasmund Olafsson Vinje

Vinje, Aasmund Olafsson (ôsˈmŏn ōˈläfs-sôn vĭnˈyə) [key], 1818–70, Norwegian essayist and poet. After establishing a reputation as a successful journalist, Vinje earned a law degree. In 1858 he founded Dølen, a periodical intended to promote the use of Nynorsk, New Norwegian. He created the language on the basis of the concepts of linguist Ivar Aasen. Ferdaminni fraa Sumaren 1860 [travel memories from the summer of 1860] (1861) is Vinje's best-known work. His writing is noted for its subtle irony.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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