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Qwallath

Hi, I'm Oscar, a historical linguist from the Netherlands who also likes to write about music, games, and history. Check out my longer blog posts and other writings on Sub Specie.

Currently reading

Purity and Danger: An Analysis of Concepts of Pollution and Taboo
Mary Douglas
Signs: an Introduction to Semiotics
Thomas A. Sebeok, Marcel Danesi
Language and Space
Lynn Nadel, Mary A. Peterson, Paul Bloom

Ibsen: The Man and His Work

Ibsen: The Man and His Work (Paperback) - Edvard Beyer, Marie Wells Beyer's oeuvre-overview focuses mainly on Ibsen's works, with some small excursions into biographical data. To treat an oeuvre of this importance in a 200 page book is no small feat, but I think Beyer managed to pull it off quite well. A handful of pages are dedicated to each of Ibsen's plays, tracing out most of the more important lines of analysis and meaning of these works.

Despite the need to be brief in such a work, Beyer gives a good overview of why Ibsen's works are often quite timeless and of continuing relevance.