Divine Madness and the Absurd Paradox

Divine Madness and the Absurd Paradox

Author: Bruce G. Shapiro

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UOM:39015018503667

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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This book is a comprehensive study of Peer Gynt, a drama that forms the foundation of not only the entire Ibsen canon but also modern drama as a whole. It provides scene-by-scene commentary on the drama, showing how the literature and ideas of the drama resemble, and sometimes duplicate, the literature and philosophy of Soren Kierkegaard. It is the first such study since Henri Logeman's commentary on the drama published in 1917. Although the main focus of the book is Ibsen's drama, Bruce Shapiro's study provides some substantial insights into Kierkegaard. He demonstrates how Ibsen's poem was influenced by Kierkegaard's philosophy and literature. One of the most perplexing questions about Peer Gynt is how the ending of the drama functions as a resolution to the whole. This study formulates an understanding, based upon Kierkegaardian philosophy, that accounts for this scene. Moreover, the revelation of Kierkegaard's influence on Ibsen allows the contemporary reader to experience the essence of the drama within the same intellectual context in which it made its first literary appearance. When Kierkegaard's philosophy is artistically brought back into existence through a reader's experience of Peer Gynt, it is as if that reader is a contemporary of those very thoughts. With Kierkegaardian philosophy as the common horizon of understanding, Peer Gynt may be perceived as a complete and unified drama from its beginning to its conclusion. Shapiro's book is the first comprehensive study of Peer Gynt to be published. It may also be the first study to demonstrate one way in which the entire Kierkegaardian dialetic was understood during the philosopher's lifetime. This unique work will be a valuable book for scholars and students of drama, Scandinavian studies, modern philosophy, and existentialism.
Divine Madness and the Absurd Paradox
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Bruce G. Shapiro
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1990 - Publisher: Praeger

This book is a comprehensive study of Peer Gynt, a drama that forms the foundation of not only the entire Ibsen canon but also modern drama as a whole. It provides scene-by-scene commentary on the drama, showing how the literature and ideas of the drama resemble, and sometimes duplicate, the
Knowing Feeling: Affect, Script, and Psychotherapy
Language: en
Pages: 425
Authors: Donald L. Nathanson
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996-05-17 - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

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Language: en
Pages: 241
Authors: Kristin Gjesdal
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-10 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The Drama of History plumbs the rich relationship between drama and philosophy. Kristin Gjesdal offers a lively and accessible discussion of the philosophical aspects of Henrik Ibsen's work. She shows how well-known nineteenth-century philosophers such as Hegel and Nietzsche develop their thoughts in interaction with the dramatic arts. At the
Kierkegaard's Influence on Literature, Criticism and Art
Language: en
Pages: 220
Authors: Jon Stewart
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

Vol. 2 is dedicated to the use of Kierkegaard by later Danish writers. Almost from the beginning Kierkegaard's works were standard reading for these authors. Danish novelists and critics from the Modern Breakthrough movement in the 1870s were among the first to make extensive use of his writings. These included
Marginal Modernity:The Aesthetics of Dependency from Kierkegaard to Joyce
Language: en
Pages: 334
Authors: Leonard Lisi
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

Marginal Modernity traces the emergence and dissemination of a new aesthetic paradigm from the periphery to the core of European culture. This "aesthetics of dependency" is distinct from the aesthetics of autonomy and fragmentation usually relied on and provides a different structure, philosophical foundation and historical condition for modernist works.