OLAV AUKRUST (21 January 1883 – 3 November 1929) was a Norwegian
poet and teacher. He was born in Lom and wrote poems with a renewed
national romantic style. His use of rural dialect contributed to the
He was born in Lom as a son of Olav Olavsson Aukrust (1851–1931) and Mari Pålsdatter Andvord (1864–1936). He was a brother of Lars Olsen Aukrust and uncle of Odd , Kjell and Tor Aukrust . He was married to Gudrun Blekastad.
He was strongly influenced by Ivar Mortensson-Egnund , and used a characteristically similar form. Until 1917, he worked as a teacher at the folk high school for Dovre (1915–17) where his friend Ingeborg Møller was a teacher, as well as in Gausdal . He suffered from tuberculosis , which came to characterize his last year and led to an early death.
* ^ Hodne, Ørnulf . "Olav Aukrust". In Helle, Knut . Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 17 December 2011.
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* WorldCat Identities
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* LCCN : n88648966
* ISNI : 0000 0000 5534 3669
* GND : 116212063
* SELIBR : 232163
* SUDOC : 09461153X
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