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

Author: Toril Moi
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) is the founder of modern theater, and his plays are performed all over the world. This book situates Ibsen in his cultural context, emphasizes his position as a Norwegian in  Read more...


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Named Person: Henrik Ibsen
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Toril Moi
ISBN: 0199295875 9780199295876
OCLC Number: 185326853
Description: xvi, 396 s. : ill. (vissa i färg)
Contents: An Ibsen Chronology; Introduction; PART I: IBSEN'S PLACE IN HISTORY; 1. Ibsen and the Ideology of Modernism; 2. Postcolonial Norway? Ibsen's Cultural Resources; 3. Rethinking Literary History: Idealism, Realism, and the Birth of Modernism; 4. Ibsen's Visual World: Spectacles, Painting, Theater; PART II: IBSEN'S MODERN BREAKTHROUGH; 5. The Idealist Straitjacket: Ibsen's Early Aesthetics; 6. Becoming Modern: Modernity and Theater in Emperor and Galilean; PART III: IBSEN'S MODERNISM: LOVE IN AN AGE OF SKEPTICISM; 7. 'First and Foremost a Human Being': Idealism, Theater, and Gender in A Doll's House; 8. Losing Touch with the Everyday: Love and Language in The Wild Duck; 9. Losing Faith in Language: Fantasies of Perfect Communication in Rosmersholm; 10. The Art of Transformation: Art, Marriage, and Freedom in The Lady From the Sea; Epilogue: Idealism and the 'Bad' Everyday; Appendix 1: Synopsis of Emperor and Galilean; Appendix 2: Translating Ibsen
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