Glossolalia debate

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The Glossolalia debate (Norwegian: Tungetaledebatten) was a literary debate on modernist poetry in Norway in the 1950s. The debate started with Arnulf Øverland's nationwide touring with the speech Tungetale fra Parnasset (English: Glossolalia from the Parnassus) in 1953, characterizing modernist literature as babble and nonsense.[1] His talk was published in Arbeiderbladet in 1954, and resulted in a fierce debate. Among the defenders of modernist poetry were Odd Solumsmoen, Olav Dalgard and Paal Brekke,[2][3] while poet and literary critic André Bjerke joined Øverland's criticism.[2]

The glossolalia debate was discussed in the literary magazine Profil in 1968.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dahl, Willy. "Arnulf Øverland". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 20 April 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Dahl, Willy (1989). "Tungetale-debatten". Tid og tekst 1935-1972. Norges litteratur (in Norwegian) 3. Oslo: Aschehoug. pp. 157–159. 
  3. ^ Rottem, Øystein. "Paal Brekke". In Helle, Knut. Norsk biografisk leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 20 April 2011.