Arnold Eidslott

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1926 –

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Who is Arnold Eidslott?

Arnold Olav Eidslott is a Norwegian poet.

He was born in Ålesund, and worked as a telegraphic engineer for the whole of his working life. Since 1986 he has been the poet laureate.

Eidslott's Christian religion has been central to his lyrics, and he has been foremost in Norwegian religious literature. He is a member of the Norwegian Academy for Language and Literature.

Johan Kvandal's composition "Underet in three parts, is based on Eidslott's poem of the same name. The parts that have been written are: "Krusifikset blør", "Josef av Arimateas klage" and "Den tomme grav".

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Jun 10, 1926

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on July 23, 2013

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