|Full Title||Framing a national narrative|
|Publisher||Detroit : Wayne State University Press, c2003.|
Marte Hvam Hult |
|Overview||In this long overdue analysis of AsbjÃ¸rnsen'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. |
AsbjÃ¸rnsen is best known as JÃ¸rgen 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, AsbjÃ¸rnsen 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 AsbjÃ¸rnsen 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)|
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