Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)


Ratner, Marc. “Georg Brandes and Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen: An Exchange of Critical Views.” Scandinavian Studies 33, no. 4 (November 1961): 218-30.

Analyzes the correspondence between Boyesen and Brandes in an attempt to reveal details about each writer's intellectual concerns and ambitions.

Seyersted, Per. “The Drooping Lily: H. H. Boyesen as an Early American Misogynist.” Americana-Norvegica 3 (1971): 74-87.

Argues that Boyesen's work reveals a shift from the idealization of women to misogyny.

Simms, L. Moody, Jr. “An Episode in the Realism War.” American Literary Realism, 1870-1910 13, no. 1 (spring 1980): 41-60.

Discusses the literary dialogue between English critic Frederic Harrison, William Roscoe Thayer, and Boyesen about the form and functions of realism.

Thorson, Gerald H. “First Sagas in a New World: A Study of the Beginnings of Norwegian-American Literature.” Norwegian-American Studies and Records 17 (1952): 108-29.

Comments on Boyesen's contributions to exposing Scandinavian literature to the American public.

Turner, Arlin. “A Novelist Discovers a Novelist: The Correspondence of H. H. Boyesen and George W. Cable.” Western Humanities Review 5 (autumn 1951): 343-72.

Offers a close reading of letters between Boyesen and Cable, in which the former encourages the latter to pursue a literary career; the correspondence also reveals Boyesen's increasing social concern.

Wells, Benjamin W. “Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen.” Sewanee Review 4, no. 3 (1896): 299-311.

Provides an affectionate overview of Boyesen's oeuvre, with some criticism of the author's misuse of the English language.

Additional coverage of Boyesen's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vols. 12, 71; Dictionary of Literary Biography Documentary Series, Vol. 13; Literature Resource Center; Reference Guide to American Literature, Ed. 4.