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Meyer presents a well documented account of the complete life of the Norwegian dramatist, Henrik Ibsen. He emphasizes the problems Ibsen had with the Norwegian theatre as well as the difficulties getting governmental support, his eventual move to Germany, where he spent a good deal of the most productive period of his life, and the general inadequacy of the renumeration he received for his work because of the lack of copyright. A lot of attention is payed to the productions of his various plays and the growth of his reputation. Meyer also mentions the dramatist's interest in younger women and his illegitimate son. The book provides a very comprehensive picture of the man and the writer.
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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   writer Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1600-1899

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   Scandinavian


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Scandinavia    -   Germany Century:    -   19th century

Writing Style

If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A lot 11-15 B&W How much dialogue in bio?    -   little dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   51%-75% of book

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