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August Strindberg: Selected Essays

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  • Date Published: December 2006
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521034418

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  • This is the first fully edited translation of a series of essays by the great Swedish dramatist August Strindberg. The essays, edited and translated by Michael Robinson, have been selected for the light they shed, both directly and indirectly, on Strindberg's contribution to the European theater, first in such masterpieces of psychological realism as The Father and Miss Julie, and subsequently in those works, including A Dream Play and The Ghost Sonata, with which he largely established a basis for theatrical modernism.

    • A translation of many of Strindberg's essays
    • Important contribution to our understanding of Strindberg and late nineteenth-century theatre history
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    • Winner of the George Bernard Shaw prize for translation

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    • Date Published: December 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521034418
    • length: 300 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 151 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.451kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Notes on the text
    Part I. From Vivisections (1887):
    1. 'The battle of the brains'
    2. 'Nemesis Divina'
    3. 'Mysticism - for now'
    4. 'Soul murder (Apropos Rosmersholm)'
    'On modern drama and modern theatre' (1889)
    Part II. From Vivisections II (1894):
    5. 'I'
    6. 'The making of Aspasia'
    7. 'Nemesis Divina (cont.)'
    8. 'The new arts! or the role of chance in artistic creation'
    9. 'Whence we have come'
    10. 'Character a role?'
    'Césarine' (1894)
    'Deranged sensations' (1894)
    'In the cemetery' (1896)
    Part III. From Jardin des Plantes (1896):
    11. 'Introduction'
    12. 'The death's head moth'
    13. 'Indigo and the line of copper'
    14. 'To the heckler'
    'On the action of light in photography' (1896)
    'A glance into space' (1896)
    'Edvard Munch's exhibition' (1896)
    'The synthesis of gold' (1896)
    'Contemporary gold-making' (1896)
    'The sunflower' (1896)
    'The mysticism of world history' (1903)
    'August Strindberg on himself' (1909)
    Notes and commentary

  • Author

    August Strindberg

    Editor and Translator

    Michael Robinson, University of East Anglia


    • Winner of the George Bernard Shaw prize for translation

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