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August Strindberg

Johan August Strindberg (/?str?ndb??r?, ?str?nb??r?/; Swedish: [?strind?b?rj]; 22 January 1849 – 14 May 1912) was a Swedish playwright, novelist, poet, essayist and painter. A prolific writer who often drew directly on his personal experience, Strindberg's career spanned four decades, during which time he wrote over 60 plays and more than 30 works of fiction, autobiography, history, cultural analysis, and politics. A bold experimenter and iconoclast throughout, he explored a wide range of dramatic methods and purposes, from naturalistic tragedy, monodrama, and history plays, to his anticipations of expressionist and surrealist dramatic techniques. From his earliest work, Strindberg developed innovative forms of dramatic action, language, and visual composition. He is considered the "father" of modern Swedish literature and his The Red Room (1879) has frequently been described as the first modern Swedish novel

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That is the thankless position of the father in the family - the provider for all, and the enemy of ...

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Friendship can only exist between persons with similar interests and points of view. Man and woman b ...

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A man with a so-called character is often a simple piece of mechanism; he has often only one point o ...

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Sorrow has the fortunate peculiarity that it preys upon itself. It dies of starvation. Since it is e ...

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What an occupation! To sit and flay your fellow men and then offer their skins for sale and expect t ...

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I find my joy of living in the fierce and ruthless battles of life, and my pleasure comes from learn ...

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Life is not so idiotically mathematical that only the big eat the small; it is just as common for a ...

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Society is a madhouse whose wardens are the officials and the police.

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Autumn is my spring!

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Not everyone is capable of madness; and of those lucky enough to be capable, not many have the coura ...

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By attempting the impossible one can attain the highest level of the possible.

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Some people seem to be born to suffer.

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At last everything was satisfactorily arranged, and I could not help admiring the setting: these min ...

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[My characters are] conglomerations of past and present stages of civilization, bits from books and ...

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I see the playwright as a lay preacher peddling the ideas of his time in popular form.

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