A History of Norwegian Literature

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A HISTORY OF NORWEGIAN LITERATURE

BY Harald Beyer

Translated and Edited by EINAR HAUGEN

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY PRESS for The American-Scandinavian Foundation 1956

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Translator's Preface vii
  • Contents x
  • Norway and Her Literature 1
  • From Antiquity to the Vikings 6
  • The Poetic Edda 12
  • Poetry of the Skalds 31
  • The Sagas 43
  • Foreign Culture and Norse Tradition 58
  • Ballads and Folk Tales 67
  • Reformation and Humanism 76
  • Petter Dass and the Baroque Age 85
  • Ludvig Holberg 91
  • Holberg's Successors 105
  • A Young State and an Old Kingdom 113
  • The Age of Wergeland 117
  • Discovery of a National Culture 141
  • Dreams and Reality 154
  • From National to World Literature 167
  • Ibsen's Early Plays 171
  • The Young Bjørnson 185
  • Realism Comes to Literature 196
  • Ibsen's Social and Psychological Plays 204
  • Bjørnson and the Problems of Realism 218
  • Novelists of Realism 228
  • The Neoromantic Reaction 251
  • Critics and Storytellers 265
  • Hamsun and Kinck 271
  • Regional Writing 284
  • The New Realism 290
  • Sigrid Undset 304
  • Olav Duun 310
  • New Trends Between the Wars 314
  • Additional Readings 339
  • On Pronouncing Norwegian Names 345
  • Index of Names 346
  • Index of Tides 356
  • COMMITTEE ON PUBLICATIONS THE AMERICAN-SCANDINAVIAN FOUNDATION 371
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