Cover

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Frontmatter

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Contents

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p. vi

List of Illustrations

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p. ix

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Foreword by Frank H

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p. xi

One thing can be said about the literary legacy of Edvard Munch: it defies generalization. A complete and scholarly presentation belongs to the future. Over the years fragments and extracts have been published. It is tempting—beyond resistance!—to quote from Munch’s texts to bolster one’s own concept of the “true” Edvard Munch. To what extent was there...

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Acknowledgments

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pp. xiii-xiv

At Davidson College generous study grants by the Faculty Committee on Research and Summer Study of Davidson College have enabled me to travel to Norway to study Norwegian art and literature. The staff of the E. H. Little Library at the college has assisted me in my research. Professor Job Thomas of the Department of History and members of the...

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Introduction: We Are Flames Which Pour Out of the Earth

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pp. 1-8

When Time Magazine needed an arresting cover for a lead article on medicine in the 31 March 1961 issue, the editors chose The Scream, a painting by the Norwegian artist Edvard Munch. Publisher Bernhard M. Auer wrote: “For this week’s cover story on guilt and anxiety, a most 20th century subject, Time found the most appropriate cover expression of the subject” in...

Brief Chronology

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pp. 9-13

The Private Journals of Edvard Munch: We Are Flames Which Pour Out of the Earth

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pp. 15-192