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Livrologia

by Miss X

Livrologia

by Miss X

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William Morton Payne| Björnstjerne Björnson, 1832-1910

Em simultâneo com as minhas leituras de Björnstjerne Björnson, tenho estado a ler este livro que o seu tradutor e crítico, William Morton Payne, lhe dedicou. Escreve sobre as obras principais que Björnson escreveu, sobre a sua vida, eventos, desejos e frustrações deste homem rezingão e mal humorado - dizem -, que punha em polvorosa qualquer lugar onde estivesse. Claro que Björnson é muito mais que o seu mau humor:

The director of three theatres, the editor of three newspapers and the contributor to many others, the promoter of schools and patriotic organizations, the participant in many political campaigns, the lay preacher of private and public morals, the chosen orator of his nation for all great occasions, -these are some of the characters in which we must view him to form anything like a complete conception oh his many-sided individuality.

 

Aliás, Björnson foi e ainda é o grande representante do seu país, a Noruega:

He had become the voice of his people as no one had been before him, the singer of all that was noble in Norwegian aspiration, the sympathetic delineator of all that was essential in Norwegian Character.

 

E mais do que um simples escritor:

Björnson has always been a fighter as well as an artist.