Synopses & Reviews
Literary Criticism. From the time of his earliest writings and interest in theater, Joyce aligned himself with the great Norwegian dramatist, Henrik Ibsen. Featuring an introduction by Dennis Phillips, this book contains all of Joyce's writing on Ibsen: his 1900 essay, his 1903 essay, and two shorter pieces. In his introduction, Phillips explores why Ibsen so captured Joyce's young imagination, and why he wrote about him.
ON IBSEN is James Joyce's essay on the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. In Joyce's early career, the great Irish writer was highly influenced by the Norwegian dramatist Ibsen. Joyce wrote two major essays on Ibsen, collected here along with an elucidating essay by poet Dennis Phillips.
Joyce's two essays on the Norwegian playwright, Henrik Ibsen.