Framing a national narrative

Full Title Framing a national narrative
ISBN 0814330061
ISBN13 9780814330067
Publisher Detroit : Wayne State University Press, c2003.
Authors Marte Hvam Hult
Edition 1
Overview In this long overdue analysis of Asbjørnsen's collection of folktales, Marte Hvam Hult establishes him as a major force in the development of Norwegian national identity and argues that his work should assume a more prominent place in the Norwegian literary canon.

Asbjørnsen is best known as Jørgen Moe's collaborator on the famous collection of folktales, Norske folkeeventyr, which sparked debate about how the Norwegian language should appear in print. In Norske huldreeventyr og folkesagn, Asbjørnsen blended a literary perspective with that of a folklorist to create a remarkable synthesis of the real and the imagined. Studying this collection from a literary point of view, Hult discusses how Asbjørnsen helped to establish the modern Norwegian novel and how his depiction of plurality can help Norwegians forge a more cosmopolitan national identity.

Dimensions 6.30 (w) x 9.52 (h) x 0.89 (d)
Subjects Romanticism


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