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Ibsen: The Complete Major Prose Plays by Henrik Ibsen Online



Ibsen: The Complete Major Prose Plays

Ibsen: The Complete Major Prose Plays

  • Title: Ibsen: The Complete Major Prose Plays
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  • ISBN : 9780452262058
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 1152 pages


This collection ranges from the impassioned exposure of hypocrisy and deception in Pillars of Society to the near dreamline symbolism of When We Dead Awaken The treatments of the role of women in A Doll House of family guilt in Ghosts of sexuality in Rosmersholm of the individual vs society in An Ememy of the People of the equally potent and poignant t This collection ranges from the impassioned exposure of hypocrisy and deception in Pillars of Society to the near dreamline symbolism of When We Dead Awaken The treatments of the role of women in A Doll House of family guilt in Ghosts of sexuality in Rosmersholm of the individual vs society in An Ememy of the People of the equally potent and poignant themes of the other plays all continue to strike live nerve endings of contemporary concern and sensibility Here, then, are the masterpieces of a writer and thinker who blended detailed realism with a startlingly bold imagination, infusing prose with poetic power, and drama with undying relevance and meaning


Author Henrik Ibsen

Henrik Johan Ibsen was a major Norwegian playwright largely responsible for the rise of modern realistic drama He is often referred to as the father of modern drama Ibsen is held to be the greatest of Norwegian authors and one of the most important playwrights of all time, celebrated as a national symbol by Norwegians.His plays were considered scandalous to many of his era, when Victorian valu




Ibsen: The Complete Major Prose Plays Reviews (17)

  • Most people seem to find Ibsen absolutely insufferable His plays can be exceedingly difficult to watch, but I find them absolutely wonderful to read Particularly Peer Gynt and Master Builder When you read Ibsen, just bear in mind it s all about syphilis Seriously. [..]

  • At the end of his life, Ibsen wanted all of these plays to be considered as an interconnected series with recurring themes and one recurring character , somewhat like Frank Zappa s idea of conceptual continuity Translator Rolf Fjelde, who agonized over his word choices much than a hired gun transla [..]

  • There s a lot of reading here, but I m not enjoying the translation I m not sure if other translators have done a better job at making the dialogue seem natural in English, but it s very clear to me that this was translated in an attempt to get the meaning across before trying to make it seem like [..]

  • I have a love hate relationship with Ibsen Second in stature only to Shakespeare, one must recognize his genius of dramatic construction and his bravery in bringing social injustices and inequalities to light He was pivotal in puncturing the haughty moralism of late 19th century western culture And [..]

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