Henrik Ibsen





Henrik Ibsen


Born
in Skien, Norway
March 20, 1828

Died
May 23, 1906

Genre

Influences


Henrik Johan Ibsen was a major Norwegian playwright largely responsible for the rise of modern realistic drama. He is often referred to as the "father of modern drama." Ibsen is held to be the greatest of Norwegian authors and one of the most important playwrights of all time, celebrated as a national symbol by Norwegians.

His plays were considered scandalous to many of his era, when Victorian values of family life and propriety largely held sway in Europe and any challenge to them was considered immoral and outrageous. Ibsen's work examined the realities that lay behind many facades, possessing a revelatory nature that was disquieting to many contemporaries.

Ibsen largely founded the modern stage by introducing a critical eye and free inquir
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Polls

May 2016 Short Story Poll

Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse, 122 pages, 1922
 
  46 votes, 20.4%

 
  41 votes, 18.1%

A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen, 122 pages, 1879
 
  36 votes, 15.9%

Summer by Edith Wharton, 127 pages, 1917
 
  30 votes, 13.3%

 
  30 votes, 13.3%

 
  20 votes, 8.8%

Carmilla by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, 108 pages, 1872
 
  17 votes, 7.5%

 
  6 votes, 2.7%

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