|Description: Norwegian writer Bjornstjerne Bjornson (1832-1910) energetically penned and signed this brief note on the back of a postcard which reads: "My best thanks and my greetings to your literary club. 'Do you expect to right this country?' No! Yours - Bjornstjerne Bjornson".
In 1903, Bjornson became the first Norwegian Nobel laureate when he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature "as a tribute to his noble, magnificent and versatile poetry". He published several novels, plays, and poems, as well as the lyrics to Ja, vi elsker dette landet, originally a patriotic song that became the de facto National Anthem of Norway. Alongside Henrik Ibsen, Jonas Lie, and Alexander Kielland, Bjornson is considered one of the "Four Greats", the four most influential Norwegian writers of the 19th century. Bjornson is also known for being an outspoken supporter of the Norwegian Left-wing movement.
The postcard is addressed to Mr. Leo Goodkind of St. Paul, Minnesota and measures 3 1/2" x 5 1/2". Item #A01176
Condition: Very good condition with a large, bold signature.