August Strindberg

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August Strindberg
Born Johan Ågyst Strindberg
22 January 1849(1849-01-22)
Stockholm, Sweden
Died 14 May 1912(1912-05-14) (aged 63)
Stockholm, Sweden
Resting place Norra begravningsplatsen
Occupation Playwright • Novelist • Essayist • Poet • Painter
Nationality Swedish
Period Modernism
Literary movement Naturalism
Expressionism
Notable work(s) The Red Room (1879)
The Father (1887)
Miss Julie (1888)
Inferno (1897)
To Damascus (1898)
A Dream Play (1902)
The Ghost Sonata (1908)
Spouse(s) Siri von Essen (1877–91)
Frida Uhl (1893–95)
Harriet Bosse (1901–04)



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Johan August Strindberg (Loudspeaker.png listen (info • help); 22 January 1849 – 14 May 1912) was a Swedish playwright, novelist, poet, essayist and painter.[1][2][3] He is often called as the "father" of modern Swedish literature and his The Red Room (1879) which has been described as the first modern Swedish novel.[4][5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Lane (1998), 1040.
  2. Meyer (1985), 3, 567.
  3. Williams (1952), 75.
  4. Adams (2002).
  5. Meyer (1985), 79.

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