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Strindberg - Brita M. E. Mortensen

Paperback

Published: 3rd March 1965
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Originally published in 1949, and reprinted as a paperback in 1965, this is an introduction to Strindberg's life and work. In the biographical chapters, Professor Downs reveals Strindberg's life of spiritual violence and tragedy and shows how the search to know and to become himself, to recognise in his own life the working of the supernatural, led him to the edge of madness and attempted suicide. Innumerable attempts to bend the supernatural to his will led to three disastrous marriages and in the end to a bitter solitude of suffering. In the second half, Miss Mortensen deals with the plays, the novels and the short stories, showing their impact on Swedish audiences and readers and estimating their place in European literature. The final two chapters deal with the directly autobiographical works, and Strindberg's poetry, criticism and correspondence.

Strindberg in 1905
Preface
List of principal works
The life 1849âÇô1872
The life 1872âÇô1891
The life 1891âÇô1897
The life 1897âÇô1912
The plays
The novels
The short stories
The autobiographical writings
Miscellaneous works
Conclusion
Select bibliography
Index
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780521092609
ISBN-10: 0521092604
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 3rd March 1965
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.24