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Henrik Ibsen and the birth of modernism : art, theater, philosophy

Author: Toril Moi
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2006.
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A critical study of Henrik Ibsen, this title offers a reappraisal of Ibsen's place in the birth of modernism and the origins of modern theatre, his influence on other writers, and the connection between his visual imagination and his plays.
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Moi, Toril.
Henrik Ibsen and the birth of modernism.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, c2006
(OCoLC)607752968
Named Person: Henrik Ibsen; Henrik Ibsen; Henrik Ibsen
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Toril Moi
ISBN: 0199295875 9780199295876 9780199202591 0199202591
OCLC Number: 64336064
Description: xvi, 396 p., [4] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. I: Ibsen's place in history. Ibsen and the ideology of modernism ; Postcolonial Norway? Ibsen's cultural resources ; Rethinking literary history: idealism, realism, and the birth of modernism ; Ibsen's visual world: spectacles, painting, theater. --
pt. II: Ibsen's modern breakthrough. The idealist straitjacket: Ibsen's early aesthetics ; Becoming modern: modernity and theater in Emperor and Galilean. --
pt. III: Ibsen's modernism: love in an age of skepticism. "First and foremost a human being": idealism, theater, and gender in A doll's house ; Losing touch with the everyday: love and language in The wild duck ; Losing faith in language: fantasies of perfect communication in Rosmersholm ; The art of transformation: art, marriage, and freedom in The lady from the sea. --
Epilogue: Idealism and the "bad" everyday. --
Appendix I: Synopsis of Emperor and Galilean. --
Appendix II: Translating Ibsen.
Responsibility: Toril Moi.
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