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Peer Gynt

Henrik Ibsen
With an introduction by James McFarlane
Translated from the Norwegian by Christopher Fry, and Johann Fillinger

May 2009

ISBN: 9780199555536

192 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Oxford World's Classics

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Peer Gynt was Ibsen's last work to use poetry as a medium of dramatic expression, and the poetry is brilliantly appropriate to the imaginative swings between Scandinavian oral folk traditions, the Morrocan coast, the Sahara Desert, and the absurdist images of the Cairo madhouse. This translation is taken from the acclaimed Oxford Ibsen.

John McFarlane is Emeritus Professor of European Literature at the University of East Anglia, and General Editor of the Oxford Ibsen.

Reviews

'Christopher Fry, a poet of genius, has added, in his translation of Henrik Ibsen's Peer Gynt, a new work of genius to English Literature. Peer Gynt never 'read right' in English before. Now it does.' Dr R.C. Poole, Dept. of English, University of Nottingham -

'an ultimately bleak but nonetheless entertaining classic' Herts Advertiser -

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