This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.

Maria Jotuni (1880–1943)

Author of Huojuva talo : romaani

Includes the names: MARIA HAGGREN

MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
159 (164)296,461 (3.31)00

Top members (works)

Member favorites

Members: None

Add to favorites
No events listed. (add an event)
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Country (for map)
Place of death
Information from the Finnish Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
Places of residence
Information from the Finnish Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
Awards and honors
Short biography
Maria Jotuni was born Maria Haggrén in Kuopi, Finlalnd and studied literature with the aim of becoming a teacher. She began her literary career writing short stories, some of which were developed into plays. Her first published work was Suhteital (Relationships, 1905), a collection of stories dealing with contemporary village life. She adopted the pen name Maria Jotuni in 1906 after beginning work as a journalist. She also produced the collection entitled Tytto ruusutarhassa (The Girl in the Rose Arbor, 1927). Her breakthrough play was Miehen kylkiluu (Man's Rib, 1914), a comedy that follows parallel love adventures in two different layers of society. Her other plays included Vanka koti (The Old Home, 1910) and Kultainen vvasikka (The Golden Calf, 1918). In 1911, she married Viljo Tarkiainen, a literary critic with whom she had two children. Maria Jotuni is considered the most significant Finnish playwright of her time. Her posthumous novel, Huojuva talo (The Tottering House, 1963), also has been adapted for the theater several times.
Disambiguation notice

Member ratings

Average: (3.31)
2 3
2.5 2
3 10
3.5 2
4 6
4.5 2
5 1

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

Maria Jotuni is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.


Maria Jotuni is composed of 2 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 139,717,872 books! | Top bar: Always visible