August Strindberg

(Johan August Strindberg)

August Strindberg
August Strindberg
  • Born: January 22, 1849
  • Died: May 14, 1912
  • Nationality: Swedish
  • Profession: Dramatist

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Johan August Strindberg was a Swedish playwright, novelist, poet, essayist and painter. A prolific writer who often drew directly on his personal experience, Strindberg's career spanned four decades, during which time he wrote over sixty plays and more than thirty 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 innovative forms of dramatic action, language, and visual composition. 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.

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A man with a so-called character is often a simple piece of mechanism; he has often only one point of view for the extremely complicated relationships of life. Life
Friendship can only exist between persons with similar interests and points of view. Man and woman by the conventions of society are born with different interests and different points of view. Society ;Friendship
Happiness consumes itself like a flame. It cannot burn for ever, it must go out, and the presentiment of its end destroys it at its very peak. Happiness & Unhappiness
I always disliked dogs, those protectors of cowards who lack the courage to fight an assailant themselves.
I dream, therefore I exist.
I hated her now with a hatred more fatal than indifference because it was the other side of love. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
People are constantly clamoring for the joy of life. As for me, I find the joy of life in the hard and cruel battle of life - to learn something is a joy to me. Life
People who keep dogs are cowards who haven't got the guts to bite people themselves.
That is the thankless position of the father in the family - the provider for all, and the enemy of all. Families, Children & Parenting
What an occupation! To sit and flay your fellow men and then offer their skins for sale and expect them to buy them.
Why is it so painful to watch a person sink? Because there is something unnatural in it, for nature demands personal progress, evolution, and every backward step means wasted energy. Nature

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