"Ibsen's Kingdom" by Evert Sprinchorn

Ibsen's Kingdom The Man and His Works Evert Sprinchorn

Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
23 Mar 2021
ISBN:
9780300228663
Imprint:
Yale University Press
Dimensions:
680 pages: 235 x 156mm
Illustrations:
32 b-w illus.
Sales territories:
World

A major biography of one of the most important figures in modern drama, evoked through a biographical reading of his plays

Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen achieved unparalleled success in his lifetime and remains one of the most important figures in modern drama. The culmination of a lifetime of scholarship, Evert Sprinchorn’s biography constructs Ibsen’s life through a biographical reading of his plays with provocative and insightful analyses of his works, placing them and their author within the social, political, and intellectual foment of nineteenth-century Europe. This thought-provoking book will captivate anyone interested in the history of drama and the foundations of modernism.

Evert Sprinchorn is a senior scholar of Scandinavian literature and drama and nineteenth-century intellectual history. He is Professor emeritus in the drama department at Vassar College and the author of Strindberg as Dramatist, among other books.