The Peer Gynt Book

I completed a book manuscript entitled Ibsen’s Peer Gynt and the Production of Meaning in January 2011, which is currently being reviewed for publication. The book examines Norwegian adaptations, parodies, and appropriations of Henrik Ibsen’s Peer Gynt. I argue that the text thematizes adaptation and parody, and examine 1) the literary predecessors that Ibsen engaged with parodically, 2) how Peer Gynt is activated in the tourist industry, 3) how contemporary authors have engaged intertextually with Peer Gynt, and 4) how the text has been adapted for television.

 

Stone memorializing the meeting between the (legendary) Per [sic] Gynt and the (equally legendary) Bøyg near the Atna river.

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