August Strindberg


Born
in Stockholm, Sweden
January 22, 1849

Died
May 14, 1912

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Influences


Johan August Strindberg was a Swedish writer, playwright, and painter. Along with Henrik Ibsen, Søren Kierkegaard, Selma Lagerlöf and Hans Christian Andersen he is arguably the most influential and famous of all Scandinavian authors. Strindberg is known as one of the fathers of modern theatre. His work falls into two major literary movements, Naturalism and Expressionism. He is widely read in Sweden and internationally to this day.

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More books by August Strindberg…
“Life is not so idiotically mathematical that only the big eat the small; it is just as common for a bee to kill a lion or at least to drive it mad.”
August Strindberg, Miss Julie

“There are poisons that blind you, and poisons that open your eyes.”
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“It's wonderful how, the moment you talk about God and love, your voice becomes hard, and your eyes fill with hatred. No, Margret, you certainly haven't the true faith.”
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Gerald Durrell (Jan 7) 1925-1995
 
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Dorothy Canfield Fisher (Feb 17) 1879-1958
 
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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Feb 27) 1807-1882
 
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August Strindberg (Jan 24) 1849-1912
 
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