AUGUST STRINDBERG (1849-), Swedish author, was born at Stockholm on the 22nd of January 1849.
In 1883 Strindberg left Sweden with his family, to travel in Germany, Italy, France and Denmark, writing for foreign reviews and producing various volumes of stories and articles.
Strindberg has provided a quantity of what is really autobiographical material, with an account of the origin of his various books, in the form of a novel, Tjensteqvinnans son (" The Son of a Servant," 1886-1887), with the sub-title of "A Soul's Development."
A number of criticisms on Strindberg from eminent hands are collected in En bok om Strindberg (Karlstad, 1894).
Strindberg, Gamla Stockholm (Stockholm, 1882); C. Lundin Nya Stockholm (Stockholm, 1890); G.
Strindberg, Les Relations de la France avec la Suede (Paris, 1891); Pontus E.
Unquestionably the greatest name in recent Swedish literature is that of Johan August Strindberg (q.v.; b.
With all these faults, and in spite of a terrible vulgarity of mind, an absence of humour, and a boundless confidence in the philosophy of Nietzsche, Strindberg is a writer of very remarkable power and unquestionable originality.
A curious antidote to the harsh pessimism of Strindberg was offered by the delicate and fantastic temperament of Ola Hansson (b.
Hansson has been as ardent in the idolatry of woman as Strindberg has been in his hostility to the sex.
Of those who have worked side by side with Strindberg, the most prominent and active was Gustaf of Geijerstam (b.
1869), who has been influenced by Strindberg and by Anatole France.