Colin Wilson: Strindberg (2472 words)


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Strindberg (1970), Colin Wilson’s first published play, presents a vivid portrait of the Swedish dramatist, novelist, essayist, poet and painter August Strindberg (1849-1912) at the age of 60. As John A. Weigel (1912-98) observes (1975, 120), the play originally appeared as “Playscript 31” in a series brought out by the avant-garde English publisher Calder and Boyars that consisted of experimental dramas such as Kartoteka [The Card Index] by the Polish writer Tadeusz Różewicz (1921–2014); Le Silence and Le Mensonge [Silence and The Lie ](both 1967) by the French practitioner of the nouveau roman Nathalie Sarraute (1900-99); The Cenci (1935), an adaptation by the F…

Citation: Tredell, Nicolas. "Strindberg". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 October 2014 [, accessed 26 January 2021.]

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