14. November for 150 years ago our national drama came out Peer Gynt at Gyldendal's publishing house in Copenhagen. With the play, Ibsen criticized Norwegian national romance in a national romantic way.
Ibsen had been skeptical of national kitsch and excessive Norwegian worship. When in 1851 he published the journal Andhrimner with Aasmund Olavsson Vinje and Paul Botten-Hansen, he slaughtered the now forgotten author PA Jensen's drama Holder's Home. The play was so overly national that it parodied itself, just like the opening of the Lillehammer Olympics in 1994: It was full of «national. . .
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