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Jac the Clown

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Hjalmar Bergman is one of the most important figures in twentieth-century Swedish literature, and his last novel, Jac the Clown (1930), is widely considered to be his best and most innovative work. Shaped by his own experiences as a Hollywood script writer, and tragi-comic in tone, it tells the story of Benjamin 'Benbe' Borck, who travels to America to visit his famous art ...more
Hardcover, 212 pages
Published March 21st 1996 by Camden House (first published 1930)
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I was really surprised by this book. Not only was it entertaining, but it also has an element of drama and the world of acting.
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Hjalmar Bergman was a Swedish writer and playwright.

The son of a banker in Örebro, Bergman briefly studied philosophy at Uppsala University but soon broke off his studies and took up the life of a free writer. He married Stina Lindberg, the daughter of actor and stage producer August Lindberg and Augusta Lindberg, and sister of Per Lindberg. Up to his father's death in 1915 Bergman was heavily spo
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