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Mandatory Fields
Ruppo, Irina
Exile, Pistols, and Promised Lands: Ibsen and Israeli Modernist Writers
Optional Fields
Allusions to Henrik Ibsenís plays in the works of two prominent Israeli modernist writers, Amos Ozís autobiographical A Tale of Love and Darkness (2004) and David Grossmanís The Zigzag Kid (1994) examined in the context of the Israeli reception of Ibsen in the 1950s and 1960s. To establish the variety of meanings Ibsenís plays had for the audiences of the Habimah production of Peer Gynt in 1952 and The Kameri production of Hedda Gabler in 1966, this article draws on newspaper reviews and actorsí memoirs, as well as providing an analysis of Leah Goldbergís translation of Peer Gynt. It emerges that both authors enlisted Ibsen in their exploration of the myths surrounding the formation of Israeli nationhood and identity.
Special Issue Nordic and European Modernisms)
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Publication Themes
Humanities in Context