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Modern Norwegian Literature 1860-1918 - Brian Westerdale Downs

Modern Norwegian Literature 1860-1918

Paperback Published: 14th April 2011
ISBN: 9780521157803
Number Of Pages: 276

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This general survey of the 'classic' period of Norwegian literature provides an introduction for the general reader as well as the student. Professor Downs begins with a historical survey which explains the political background to this period of flowering. He then turns to the individual authors, treating the greatest individually, and grouping minor figures together. Bjornson and Ibsen naturally dominate the account, but they are seen as members of a national movement, and the general cultural and social background are kept in view. Final chapters look forward to 'the new century'. Originally published in 1966, this was the first book in English devoted entirely to the period. It is fuller than general histories of Scandinavian literature, yet more general than studies of single authors. The text assumes no knowledge of Norwegian but the footnotes help the specialist towards further reading, and discuss points of substance using some Norwegian.

Prefatory note
Map of Norway, showing the principal places mentioned in the text
Ibsen before 1884
Elster and Lie
Kielland and Amalie Skram
Garborg and other Landsmaal authors of his time
Ibsen after 1882
The Norwegian theatre: Gunnar Heiberg
The new men of the 'nineties
Linck and Hamsun
The new century
General notes
Bibliographical appendix
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521157803
ISBN-10: 0521157803
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 14th April 2011
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.63
Weight (kg): 0.37