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The author of the book: August Strindberg
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Loaded: 1975 times
Reader ratings: 6.3
Edition: Penguin Classics
Date of issue: April 26th 1979
ISBN: 0140443649
ISBN 13: 9780140443646
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 927 KB

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Am I veer glad I read the introduction to this book before I got into the text. Otherwise I would have declared Strindberg an absolute nut case! But, as the intro mentioned, he was depressed, with with chemicals (trying to create gold - the old alchemist's goal), drinking heavily and mostly absinth (which at that time contained chemicals that have been taken out for today's product), deep in debt, had two failed marriages, AND was a fiction writer. The last makes a lot of difference in the reading.

The translator shows several extracts from the diary that Strindberg used to create Inferno and it's extremely obvious that the writer in him took precedence over the realist. Most of the original entries have been emotionally inflated or even rewritten to sound more serious than they really were. So things weren't nearly as bad as Strindberg makes them in Inferno.

Nevertheless, the guy sounds crazy. Even more so in From an Occult Diary in which he obsesses over his last wife and their breakup. He thinks that he connects with her through thoughts and that she visits him every night in that form (after, of course, she was living elsewhere). When she marries again, he "refuses" to allow her to come to him for "eros" because that would be adultry. You really have to read this to believe it.

So unless you are a Strindberg fan, don't bother. I liked it for the insight it gave me into his work.


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Ebook Inferno & From an Occult Diary read Online! Johan August Strindberg was a Swedish writer, playwright, and painter. Along with Henrik Ibsen, Søren Kierkegaard, Selma Lagerlöf and Hans Christian Andersen he is arguably the most influential and famous of all Scandinavian authors. Strindberg is known as one of the fathers of modern theatre. His work falls into two major literary movements, Naturalism and Expressionism. He is widely read in Sweden and internationally to this day.


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