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A History of Norwegian literature

Author: Harald S Næss
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press in cooperation with the American-Scandinavian Foundation, ©1993.
Series: History of Scandinavian literatures, v. 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Beginning with rock carvings five millennia old, Norwegian literature first came to flower with the Norse poets of the ninth century, who chronicled the heroism of Viking explorers and conquerers.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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History of Norwegian literature.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press in cooperation with the American-Scandinavian Foundation, ©1993
(OCoLC)623357657
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harald S Næss
ISBN: 0803233175 9780803233171
OCLC Number: 26054067
Description: xvii, 435 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Old Norwegian literature / James E. Knirk. Older runes and Germanic tradition --
The Viking Age (800-1066) --
The Early Middle Ages (1030-1150) --
The High Middle Ages (1150-1370) --
2. Oral tradition, humanism, and the baroque / Kathleen Stokker. The fourteenth and fifteenth centuries: oral tradition --
The sixteenth century: reformation and humanism --
The seventeenth century: development of vernacular poetry --
3. Holberg and the age of enlightenment / Harald Naess. Eighteenth-century Norway --
Ludvig Holberg --
From Holberg to Tullin --
Det Norske Selskab --
4. Norwegian literature 1800-1860 / Harald Naess. The Eidsvoll generation --
The cultural debate of the 1830s --
Johan Sebastian Welhaven --
Henrik Arnold Wergeland --
The national breakthrough --
Aasen and Vinje and the development of Nynorsk --
Beginnings of the Norwegian novel: Hansen and Collett --
5. Norwegian literature 1860-1910 / James McFarlane : A profile of the age 1860-1910 --
Henrik Ibsen --
Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson --
Realism and naturalism --
From the eighties to the new century --
Knut Hamsun --
Hans Kinck --
6. Norwegian literature 1910-1950 / William Mishler. The historical and social context --
Prose writers of the early twentieth century --
The epic novelists: Undset, Duun, Uppdal, Falkberget --
In search of Norway's soul --
Two modern masters: Vesaas and Sandel --
Three public poets: Wildenvey, Bull, Øverland --
Nordahl Grieg and other socialist writers --
The radical Freudians: Hoel and Krog --
Christian phychological novelists: Fangen and Christiansen --
City and wilderness --
Confronting the beast within: Aksel Sandemose --
Other poets with roots in the national --
Four modern poets: Reiss-Andersen, Boyson, Gill, Jacobsen --
7. Norwegian literature since 1950 / Jan I. Sjåvik. Prose fiction 1950-1965 --
Lyric poetry 1950-1965 --
The Profil rebels and their contemporaries --
Norwegian drama in the sixties, seventies, and eighties --
The 1980s: toward postmodernism --
Literary criticism and scholarship --
8. Norwegian children's literature / Margaret Hayford O'Leary. Early history --
The golden age (1890-1914) --
Between the wars --
After World War II --
The 1970s and 1980s --
9. Norwegian women writers / Faith Ingwersen. Norwegian women writers.
Series Title: History of Scandinavian literatures, v. 2.
Responsibility: edited by Harald S. Naess.
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