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Camilla Collett: Translating Women’S Silence In Nineteenth Century Norway, Donna H. Stockton Jan 2011

Camilla Collett: Translating Women’S Silence In Nineteenth Century Norway, Donna H. Stockton

Comparative Literature Graduate Theses & Dissertations

The Norwegian author and feminist, Camilla Collett (1813-1895), who is remembered as the most influential and controversial woman of her time in her own country, is little known in the English-speaking world. Had she written in one of Europe’s major languages, the quality of her literary production and her contribution to the rights of women would undoubtedly have brought her international recognition in her own lifetime. During her life, Collett was known as Scandinavia’s greatest prose stylist and was praised for her beauty of expression. At the same time, she was criticized for the discordant notes of discontentment ...