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August Strindberg (novelist)


Who is August Strindberg?

August Strindberg: Johan August Strindberg 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 has frequently been described as the first modern Swedish novel.

  • also known as Johan August Strindberg, Johan Ågyst Strindberg
  • born on (165 years ago) in Stockholm, child of Eleonora Ulrika Norling and Carl Oscar Strindberg
  • ethnicity: Swedes
  • nationality: Sweden
  • education:
  • profession: Writer, novelist, playwright, author, photographer, poet, essayist, painter, screenwriter
  • spouses:
    • Marriage with Siri von Essen between and (13 years)
    • Marriage with Frida Uhl between and
    • Marriage with Harriet Bosse between and (2 years)
  • parent of
  • died on (102 years ago) in Stockholm
  • buried in Norra Begravningsplatsen
  • written works: "Inferno", "The People of Hemsö", "The Son of a Servant", "The Red Room", "A Dream Play", "Playing with fire", "An offener See", "Det nya riket", "Le sacristain romantique de Ranö", "Naturalistiska sorgespel", "Ordalek och småkonst och annan 1900-talslyrik", "Essäer, tidningsartiklar och andra prosatexter 1900 - 1912", "Motherlove (Moderskärlek) an act", "Thunder in the air", "Die beichte eines toren", "Obras teatrales", "On the seaboard", "Der bewusste Wille in der Weltgeschichte", "Lycko-Pers resa", "Lucky Pehr", "Drei moderne Erzählungen", "Letters to the Intimate Theatre", "Vänligen, August Strindberg", "Easter and other plays", "Gustav Adolf", "Teatro Escogido", "Tserisen", "The scapegoat", "Plays: Comrades, Facing death, Pariah, Easter", "Jag är en djefla man som kan göra många konster", "Plays of August Strindberg", "Apologie Van Een Gek", "By the open sea", "Shṭarḳere", "In midsummer days, and other tales", "Komedier och enaktare", "El viaje de Pedro el Afortunado", "Från Fjärdingen och Svartbäcken", "Kammerspiele", "Der romantische Ku sterauf Rano", "Tschandalaet autres nouvelles", "Vivisektioner", "Abu Casems tofflor", "Brev till min dotter Kerstin", "Journal occulte", "Utopier i verkligheten", "Inferno, Alone, and other writings", "Madman's Defense", "Die utopie in der wirklichkeit", "Countess Julie"
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