Robert Ferguson was born in Blackpool in 1948. After completing Norwegian studies at University College in London, he took up a state scholarship in Norway in1983, and has since then lived in Oslo.
Ferguson is an award-winning dramatist and has translated and adapted several of Ibsen's plays for the BBC. Apart from Henrik Ibsen: A New Biography he is also the author of two other highly acclaimed biographies, Enigma: The Life of Knut Hamsun and Henry Miller: A Life.
The beginning of Robert Ferguson’s introduction is arresting. ‘If they’ve heard of him at all, people tend to know two things about Knut Hamsun: that he wrote
First published in 1996, Robert Ferguson’s controversial
Henrik Ibsen: A New Biography
is perhaps the most irreverent and critical of all the Ibsen biographies. Ferguson provides insight into Ibsen ...
Bohemian, egoist and prophet of sensualism, Henry Miller remains to many writers and readers a literary lion. Born in Brooklyn in 1891, son of a tailor of German extraction, Miller ...
Prior to the First World War T. E. Hulme was one of the most original and striking creative personalities in England, strongly admired by both Pound and Eliot. Yet he ...