Interpreters of life and the modern spirit

Paperback | January 9, 2012

byArchibald Henderson

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1911. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... I HENRIK IBSEN The Evolution Of His Mind And Art "In reality my development is thoroughly consecutive. I myself can indicate the various threads in the whole course of my development, the unity of my ideas, and their gradual evolution, and I . . . . shall prove to the world that I am the same person to-day that I was on the day I first found myself." Henrik Ibsen to Lorentz Dietrichson. I From the standpoint of present-day America, with its gospel of the strenuous life, its tendency to heroworship with the masterful captain of industry for hero, its Roosevelts and its Pearys, Henrik Ibsen may be said to have lived a singularly uneventful, marvellously secluded life. His future biographer --for no one has yet succeeded, or even made a legitimate attempt to succeed, in mirroring the features of this placid exterior life of crowded inner tumultuousness--must match Ibsen himself in patience, detachment and single-mindedness. Until now, it may fairly be said that the literature concerned with the life and art of Henrik Ibsen deals almost solely with a traditionary figure. This legendary being is a little crabbed old man, taciturn, uncommunicative, even bearish, who occasionally broke the silence only to advance his own interests, to lash out with envenomed rage at his enemies, or else to affront gratuitously the friends and admirers who sought to do him public honor. Now that we are left alone with memories--and reminiscences both kindly and malicious--, the spiritual lineaments of the Norwegian seer tend to define themselves to vision. For the first time, in the light of the reminiscences of his friends and acquaintances, is it becoming possible to discover the man in his works, and to trace some of the many vital threads in the closemeshed fabric of his art. In the...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1911. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... I HENRIK IBSEN The Evolution Of His Mind And Art "In reality my development is thoroughly consecutive. I myself can indicate the vari...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217852866

ISBN - 13:9780217852869

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