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"What an occupation! To sit and flay your fellow men and then offer their skins for sale and expect them to buy them." -- August Strindberg
Johan August Strindberg (; 22 January 1849 — 14 May 1912) was a Swedish playwright, novelist, and essayist. A prolific writer who often drew directly on his personal experience, Strindberg's career spanned four decades, during which time 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 forms of dramatic action, language, and visual composition so innovative that many were to become technically possible to stage only with the advent of film. He is considered the "father" of modern Swedish literature and his The Red Room (1879) has frequently been described as the first modern Swedish novel.Adams (2002) and Meyer (1985, 79).

The Royal Theatre rejected his first major play, Master Olof, in 1872; it was not until 1881, at the age of 32, that its première at the New Theatre gave him his theatrical breakthrough. In his plays The Father (1887), Miss Julie (1888), and Creditors (1889), he created naturalistic dramas that...building on the established accomplishments of Henrik Ibsen's prose problem plays while rejecting their use of the structure of the well-made play...responded to the call-to-arms of Émile Zola's manifesto "Naturalism in the Theatre" (1881) and the example set by André Antoine's newly-established Théâtre Libre (opened 1887). In Miss Julie, characterisation replaces plot as the predominant dramatic element (in contrast to melodrama and the well-made play) and the determining role of heredity and the environment on the "vacillating, disintegrated" characters is emphasised. Strindberg modelled his short-lived Scandinavian Experimental Theatre (1889) in Copenhagen on Antoine's theatre and he explored the theory of Naturalism in his essays "On Psychic Murder" (1887), "On Modern Drama and the Modern Theatre" (1889), and a preface to Miss Julie, the last of which is probably the best-known statement of the principles of the theatrical movement.

During the 1890s he spent significant time abroad engaged in scientific experiments and studies of the occult. A series of psychotic attacks between 1894 to 1896 (referred to as his "Inferno crisis") led to his hospitalisation and return to Sweden. Under the influence of the ideas of Emanuel Swedenborg, he resolved after his recovery to become "the Zola of the Occult." In 1898 he returned to playwriting with To Damascus, which, like The Great Highway (1909), is a dream-play of spiritual pilgrimage. His A Dream Play (1902)...with its radical attempt to dramatise the workings of the unconscious by means of an abolition of conventional dramatic time and space and the splitting, doubling, merging, and multiplication of its characters...was an important precursor to both expressionism and surrealism. He also returned to writing historical drama, the genre with which he had begun his playwriting career. He helped to run the Intimate Theatre from 1907, a small-scale theatre, modelled on Max Reinhardt's Kammerspielhaus, that staged his chamber plays (such as The Ghost Sonata).

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Total Books: 733
The Defence of a Madman
2015 - The Defence of a Madman (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781909408159
ISBN-10: 1909408158
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction

2013 - Strindberg [Ilustrados - Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9788415717133
ISBN-10: 841571713X
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction

Rda Rummet
2013 - Rda Rummet [Swedish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781909669345
ISBN-10: 1909669342
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Dances of Death
2013 - Dances of Death (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781848423404
ISBN-10: 1848423403
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Miss Julie
2013 - Miss Julie (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781468307382
ISBN-10: 146830738X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Strindberg's One-Act Plays A Selection Simoom Facing Death The Outlaw The Bond
2012 - Strindberg's One-act Plays a Selection Simoom Facing Death the Outlaw the Bond [World of Discovery] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781870041935
ISBN-10: 1870041933
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Mies Julie
2012 - Mies Julie (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781849434898
ISBN-10: 1849434891
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Chamber Plays of August Strindberg
2012 - Chamber Plays of August Strindberg (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780977468485
ISBN-10: 0977468488
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Road to Damascus A Trilogy
2012 - The Road to Damascus a Trilogy (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781479271672
ISBN-10: 1479271675
Genre: Literature & Fiction

2012 - Cuentos [Letras Nordicas - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788492683857
ISBN-10: 8492683856
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Selected Plays Volume II
2012 - Selected Plays Volume II (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780816679744
ISBN-10: 0816679746
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Selected Plays Volume I
2012 - Selected Plays Volume I (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780816679737
ISBN-10: 0816679738
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The stronger a play in one act
2012 - The Stronger a Play in One Act (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781236484222
ISBN-10: 1236484223

2012 - Inferno [German Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783847262411
ISBN-10: 3847262416
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Ddsdansen Drama
2012 - Ddsdansen Drama [Swedish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781278947921
ISBN-10: 1278947922
Genre: History

Vom Meer
2011 - Vom Meer (Other)
ISBN-13: 9783932109706
ISBN-10: 3932109708

Notizen eines Zweiflers
2011 - Notizen Eines Zweiflers (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783937834467
ISBN-10: 393783446X

Plays The Father Countess Julie The Outlaw The Stronger
2011 - Plays the Father Countess Julie the Outlaw the Stronger (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781241676698
ISBN-10: 1241676690
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Reference

The Methuen Drama Book of Naturalist Plays A Doll's House Miss Julie The Weavers Mrs Warren's Profession Three Sisters Strife
Easter  and stories
2010 - Easter and Stories [a play in three acts] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781172414956
ISBN-10: 1172414955
Genre: History

Miss Julie and other plays
2010 - Miss Julie and Other Plays (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781171757665
ISBN-10: 1171757662
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction

2010 - The Son of a Servant [Classic Reprint] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2010 - Vrbrytningen [Swedish Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Till Damaskus Drama Volumes 1-2 [Swedish Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Fagervik Och Skamsund [Swedish Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Samlade Skrifter Volumes 9-10 [Swedish Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Samlade Otryckta Skrifter Volume 1 [Swedish Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Tryckt Och Otryckt Volume 3 [Swedish Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Tryckt Och Otryckt [Swedish Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Kammarspel [Swedish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2010 - Mster Olof Ett Skdespel [Swedish Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Kronbruden Svanehvit Drmspelet [Swedish Edition] (Paperback)
2009 - Countess Julia [fröken Julie] (Paperback)
2009 - Plays [Volume 3] (Paperback)
2009 - After the Fire [v. 3] (Paperback)
2009 - Lucky Pehr [A Drama In Five Acts] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2009 - Black Banners Genre Scenes From the Turn of the Century [Studies on Themes and Motifs in Literature] (Hardcover)
2009 - Lycko-pers Resa Sagospel I Fem Akter [1892 - Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)
2009 - Engelbrekt Carl XII [1916 - Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)
2009 - Correspondance Tome 1 [1858-1885 - French edition] (Paperback)
2009 - The Red Room Scenes From the Lives of Artists and Authors [Norvik Press Series B: English Translations of Scandinavian Literature] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2009 - Legender [1898 - Swedish Edition] (Paperback)
2009 - Abu Casems Tofflor [1908 - Swedish Edition] (Paperback)
2009 - Samlade Romantiska Dramer Romantiska Dramer [1903 - Swedish Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
2009 - Till Damaskus [1898 - Swedish Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
2009 - Three Plays [Penguin Classics] (Other)
2009 - Gillets Hemlighet Comedi I Fyra Akter [1880 - Swedish Edition] (Paperback)
2009 - Historiska Miniatyrer V2 [1905 - Swedish Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
2009 - Fadren Sorgespel [1887 - Swedish Edition] (Paperback)
2009 - Frulein Julie [Dodo Press - German Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2008 - Master Olof [Large Print Edition] (Hardcover)Hardcover
2008 - Die Inselbauern [German Edition] (Paperback)
2008 - Tschandala [Series B: English Translations of Works of Scandinavian Literature] (Paperback)
2008 - La Senorita Julie/ Misses Julie [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2007 - Teatro Escogido / Selected Theater [Alianza Literaria - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2007 - Teatro De Camara / Chamber Theatre [Alianza Literaria - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2006 - La Senorita Julia / Miss Julie [Literatura/ Literature - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2005 - Simoom (Paperback)
2005 - Advent (Paperback)
2005 - Easter (Paperback)
2004 - Pariah (Paperback)
2004 - The Dance of Death [Drama Classics] (Paperback)
2003 - The Father [Dover Thrift Editions] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2003 - Solo (Paperback)
2001 - Inferno From an Occult Diary [Penguin Classics] (Paperback)Paperback
2001 - Strindberg the Plays Volume Two [Absolute Classics] (Paperback)Paperback
2001 - Strindberg Plays Three [Methuen World Classics] (Paperback)Paperback
2000 - The Roofing Ceremony and the Silver Lake [Modern Scandinavian Literature in Translation] (Paperback)Hardcover
2000 - Miss Julia (Other)
1992 - Miss Julie [Dover Thrift Editions] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1992 - Strindberg's Letters [vol 1 & 2] (Hardcover)
1991 - Pre (Paperback)Paperback
1990 - Orage (Paperback)
1986 - The Father and a Dream Play [Crofts Classics] (Paperback)
1983 - Plays From the Cynical Life [The Washington Strindberg] (Hardcover)
1981 - Apologia and Two Folk Plays [His the Washington Strindberg] (Hardcover)
1973 - A Dream Play and Four Chamber Plays [The Washington Strindberg] (Hardcover)Paperback
1958 - Three Plays [Penguin Classics, L82] (Paperback)Paperback
Dramas of Testimony [The Washington Strindberg] (Hardcover)
Pre-inferno Plays [The Norton Library] (Paperback)Hardcover
Red Room [Everyman's Library] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
Strindberg Plays [Monarch Notes] (Paperback)Paperback
Pelican and the Isle of the Dead [Studies in Drama & Dance] (Paperback)
Insulanoj De Hems [en Esperanto] (Paperback)
Miniatures Historiques [Classiques Du Nord - French Edition] (Paperback)
Le Rve De Torkel [French Edition] (Paperback)
Correspondance [French Edition] (Paperback)
Ensam/alone [SCANDINAVIAN WORDS, 01] (Paperback)
El Padre [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Ordalek Och Smakonst [Swedish Edition] (Other)
Brev [Strindbergssallskapets skrifter - Swedish Edition] (Other)
Gustav Adolf Skadespel I Fem Akter [August Strindbergs samlade verk - Swedish Edition] (Other)
Kristina Gustav III [August Strindbergs samlade verk - Swedish Edition] (Other)
Naktergalen I Wittenberg [August Strindbergs samlade verk - Swedish Edition] (Other)
Kamraterna Marodorer [August Strindbergs samlade verk - Swedish Edition] (Other)
Siste Riddaren Riksforestandaren Bjalbo-jarlen [August Strindbergs samlade verk - Swedish Edition] (Other)
Tal Till Svenska Nationen Folkstaten Religios Renassans Tsarens Kurir [August Strindbergs samlade verk - Swedish Edition] (Other)
Tjanstekvinnans Son I-ii [August Strindbergs samlade verk - Swedish Edition] (Other)
Ordalek Och Smakonst Och Annan 1900-talslyrik [August Strindbergs samlade verk - Swedish Edition] (Other)
Kronbruden Svanevit [August Strindbergs samlade verk - Swedish Edition] (Other)
Ungdomsdramer [August Strindbergs samlade verk - Swedish Edition] (Other)
Ungdomsjournalistik [August Strindbergs samlade verk - Swedish Edition] (Other)
Ensam Sagor [August Strindbergs samlade verk - Swedish Edition] (Other)
Folkungasagan Gustav Vasa Erik XIV [August Strindbergs samlade verk - Swedish Edition] (Other)
Klostret Fagervik Och Skamsund [August Strindbergs samlade verk - Swedish Edition] (Other)
Master Olof Prosaupplagan Mellandramat Versupplagan [August Strindbergs samlade verk - Swedish Edition] (Other)
Svarta Fanor Sedeskildringar Fran Sekelskiftet [August Strindbergs samlade verk - Swedish Edition] (Other)
Abu Casems Tofflor Stora Landsvagen [August Strindbergs samlade verk - Swedish Edition] (Other)
Midsommar Kaspers Fet-tisdag Pask [August Strindbergs samlade verk - Swedish Edition] (Other)
Svensk-romanska Studier [August Strindbergs samlade verk - French Edition] (Other)
Karl XII Engelbrekt [August Strindbergs samlade verk - Swedish Edition] (Other)
Historiska Miniatyrer [August Strindbergs samlade verk - Swedish Edition] (Other)
Giftas I-ii Aktenskapshistorier [August Strindbergs samlade verk - Swedish Edition] (Other)
Vid Hogre Ratt Tva Dramer [August Strindbergs samlade verk - Swedish Edition] (Other)
Det Nya Riket Skildringar Fran Attentatens Och Jubelfesternas Tidevarv [August Strindbergs samlade verk - Swedish Edition] (Other)
I Varbrytningen [August Strindbergs samlade verk - Swedish Edition] (Other)
Svenska Oden Och Aventyr Berattelser Fran Alla Tidevarv [August Strindbergs samlade verk - Swedish Edition] (Other)
Skarkarlsliv Berattelser [August Strindbergs samlade verk - Swedish Edition] (Other)
Taklagsol Syndabocken Tva Berattelser [August Strindbergs samlade verk - Swedish Edition] (Other)
Bland Franska Bonder Subjektiva Reseskildringar [August Strindbergs samlade verk - Swedish Edition] (Other)
Fadren Froken Julie Fordringsagare [August Strindbergs samlade verk - Swedish Edition] (Other)
Nio Enaktare 1888-1892 [August Strindbergs samlade verk - Swedish Edition] (Other)
Folk-komedin Hemsoborna Himmelrikets Nycklar [August Strindbergs samlade verk - Swedish Edition] (Other)
Fadren Froken Julie [SWEDISH LANGUAGE: PLAY] (Paperback)
Froken Julie De Lycksaliges O [av August Strindberg - Imported - Paperback - Swedish] (Paperback)
Loss [Tradition - Swedish Edition] (Other)