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Short Biography of August Strindberg

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August Strindberg (1849-1912) was a Swedish playwright and novelist. His plays, influential in the development of dramatic technique, are in a variety of styles including historical plays, symbolic dramas (the two-part Dodsdansen/The Dance of Death in 1901) and "chamber plays" such as SpoksonatenlThe Ghost (or Spook) Sonata in 1907. Fadren/The Father in 1887 and Froken Julie/Miss Julie in 1888 are among his best-known works.

Born in Stockholm, he lived mainly abroad after 1883, having been unsuccessfully prosecuted for blasphemy in 1884 following publication of his short stories Giftas/Marrying.

His life was stormy and controversial. His work has been criticized for its hostile attitude to women, but he is regarded as one of Sweden's greatest writers.

Tags: playwright, novelist, writer

Category: Others  - ( Others Archive)

Date Added: 26 June '12

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