Selma Lagerlöf

Swedish writer

Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlöf (20 November 185816 March 1940) was a Swedish author. She was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Lagerlöf (1909)
Selma Lagerlöf, painted by Carl Larsson (1908)

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  • Women can do nothing that has permanence.
    • The Miracles of Anti-Christ (1899)
  • If you have learned anything at all from us, Tummetott, you no longer think that the humans should have the whole earth to themselves.
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