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Peer Gynt (Nordic Series)

ISBN13: 9780816609154
ISBN: 0816609152
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $15.0
Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press
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Pages: 328
Average Goodreads rating: 3.73/5 (36 ratings)

Ibsen's last work to use poetry as a medium of dramatic expression, Peer Gynt carries the marks of his later, prose plays. Its literary antecedents include Faust and Hans Christian Andersen, but the play draws on Ibsen's own childhood and character. He wrote that he derived many features of Peer Gynt from "self-dissection," creating a self-centered and irresponsible, but ultimately forgiveable, rogue.