Exiles (play) | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Francis Fergusson

This literature criticism consists of approximately 11 pages of analysis & critique of Exiles (play).
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Critical Essay by Francis Fergusson

SOURCE: Fergusson, Francis. “Exiles and Ibsen's Work.” Hound and Horn 5, no. 3 (April–June 1932): 345–53.

In the following essay, Fergusson discusses Ibsen's influence on Joyce.

In A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man we read of Stephen that “as he went by Baird's stonecutting works in Talbot Place the spirit of Ibsen would blow through him like a keen wind, a spirit of wayward boyish beauty.” This spirit blows through Exiles with a super-Ibsen keenness over a colder-than-Ibsen structure of cut stone. Professor Rubek, in When We Dead Awaken, asks Irene with weariness and bewilderment, “Do you remember what you answered when I asked if you would go with me out into the wide world?”

IRENE:
I held up three fingers in the air...

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