Peer Gynt

Peer Gynt

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Peer Gynt was Ibsen's last work to use poetry as a medium of dramatic expression, and the poetry is brilliantly appropriate to the imaginative swings between Scandinavian oral folk traditions, the Morrocan coast, the Sahara Desert, and the absurdist images of the Cairo madhouse. This translation is taken from the acclaimed Oxford Ibsen. John McFarlane is Emeritus Professor of European Literature at the University of East Anglia, and General Editor of the Oxford more

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 128 x 190 x 16mm | 158.76g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 019283746X
  • 9780192837462
  • 1,323,552

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"Distinguished by the union of wit and sentiment which marks the Norwegian original....Invites the reader to "feel out the sinew" of the master's varied poetic rhythms; and it is a pleasure to do so in this new version, which is crafted in British rather than American English....Along with the informative and inviting introduction, endnotes give background essential to a fuller appreciation of this 1867 masterpiece....Recommended for all libraries."--Choiceshow more

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