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Published: 15 March 2008

416 Pages | 4 color plates, 10 line illus.

ISBN: 9780199202591

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Henrik Ibsen and the Birth of Modernism

Art, Theater, Philosophy

Toril Moi

  • The first major critical study in English of Henrik Ibsen for almost forty years
  • Shows why Ibsen's work was so scandalous in its time, and why he was such an influence on writers such as Oscar Wilde, George Bernard Shaw, and James Joyce
  • Rediscovers idealism as a dominant critical discourse of the nineteenth century, thus providing a new account of the birth of modernism
  • A Norwegian-speaker, Toril Moi has drawn on a great range of Scandinavian sources not previously considered by English-speaking critics
  • Richly illustrated, including a full-color plate section