August Strindberg World Literature Analysis - Essay

August Strindberg World Literature Analysis

(Masterpieces of World Literature, Critical Edition)

Strindberg was a prolific writer. He wrote plays, short stories, novels, poems, autobiographies, literary criticism, histories, works on folklore, political tracts, studies on Chinese language and culture, treatises on chemistry, and reams of letters and journals. He is best known, however, for his work as a dramatist. His dramatic canon has an incredible range. He wrote compact one-act dramas focusing on intense conflicts between several characters as well as massive epics covering vast territories and significant lapses in time. He wrote sardonic comedies, historical dramas, fantasies based on fairy tales, family dramas portraying volatile conflicts between husbands and wives, pilgrimage plays that follow one character’s...

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