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 Alf Prøysen
 Poet and troubador
 Rudshøgda
 Trost i taklampa
 Mrs. Pepperpot
 Teskjekjerringa

The poet and troubador Alf Prøysen is dear to the hearts of all Norwegians. His lowly birthplace at Rudshøgda is a major tourist attraction. A new Prøysen Museum is opened. Alf Prøysen was one of the most important Norwegian cultural personalities in the second half of the twentieth century, and he made significant contributions to literature, music, TV and radio. As the youngest of four children, Prøysen was very close to his mother Julie. His childhood was typical for those of the husmann class; the landless lower class of rural Norway. This is reflected in his songs and short stories, where he draws realistic, satirical and harsh pictures of class relations and everyday life in rural Norway.

His only novel Trost i taklampa was a great success both as a book and as a play, depicting the urbanization of 1950s Norway, and the effect this had on rural life. His work includes the stories about Mrs. Pepperpot, a tiny lady who never knows when she is going to shrink to the size of a teaspoon. In the Norwegian original, she is known as Teskjekjerringa (the teaspoon lady).

In 2011 was Alf Prøysen voted to be in the "Rockheim Hall of Fame" together with a-ha, Jokke & Valentinerne, Wenche Myhre and Åge Aleksandersen.



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