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With Vine-Leaves in His Hair: The Role of the Artist in Ibsen's Plays

Binding, Paul

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ISBN 10: 1870041674 / ISBN 13: 9781870041676
Published by Norvik Press Ltd., 2006
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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A study of the artist in the work of Henrik Ibsen. Bookseller Inventory # 201641

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Title: With Vine-Leaves in His Hair: The Role of ...

Publisher: Norvik Press Ltd.

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good

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The title of this study of the artist in Ibsen's work is taken from Hedda Gabler's ambitions for the heroic death of her former lover, Ejlert Lovborg, and points to a cultural inheritance from both Greek tragedy and Romanticism's concept of the artist-as-rebel. In his great sequence of prose plays the figure of the artist (or would-be artist) is of the greatest importance to Ibsen in his presentation of the tensions inside contemporary society. His empathy with his `dramatis personae' and his exact and scrupulously accurate placing of them in context means that we need to appreciate his artist-characters in relation to their respective pursuits if we are to see those plays in which they appear in all their depth.

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Paul Binding is the author of the novel My Cousin the Writer (2002) and a cultural history of the first atlas, Imagined Corners (2003), as well as two other novels, a prize-winning memoir and two books of poems. He is also the author of The Babel Guide to Scandinavian Fiction in Translation (1999).

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