Henrik Ibsen and Latvian Writer Antons Austrinš Cover Image

Henriks Ibsens un Antons Austrinš
Henrik Ibsen and Latvian Writer Antons Austrinš

Author(s): Alina Romanovska
Subject(s): Ethics / Practical Philosophy, Social Philosophy, Short Story, Latvian Literature, Social Norms / Social Control
Published by: Latvijas Kultūras akadēmija
Keywords: Henrik Ibsen; Antons Austrinš; Latvian literature; prose; human; human world; human and society; ethical society; traditional values;

Summary/Abstract: H. Ibsen is one of the major authors in the formation of the conception of the human in Antons Austrinš' (1884-1934) prose. Both authors regard the negative aspects of their time, as well as ethical and moral problems. The artistic world of both H. Ibsen and A. Austrinš is focused on the inner world of the human, its development and controversies. The characters and their life-stories illustrate the peculiarities and regularities of their contemporary society; an essential probiem for both authors is the homogeneity of personality, loss of harmony in the development of the human and society. However, the ways of solving these problems for both authors differ: H. Ibsen projects the formation of a harmonious, ethical society into the future, whereas A. Austrinš invokes a return to traditional values.

  • Issue Year: 2/2006
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 263-273
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Latvian