Peer Gynt was Ibsen's last work to use poetry as a medium of
dramatic expression, and the poetry is brilliantly appropriate to
the imaginative swings between Scandinavian oral folk traditions,
the Morrocan coast, the Sahara Desert, and the absurdist images of
the Cairo madhouse. This translation is taken from the acclaimed
Oxford Ibsen. John McFarlane is Emeritus Professor of European
Literature at the University of East Anglia, and General Editor of
the Oxford Ibsen.