Instability marked the life of August Strindberg. One of eleven children - only seven survived to adulthood - Strindberg's mother died when he was thirteen years old, just a few years after his father declared bankruptcy. Abandoning Sweden for greater Europe, he eventually achieved infamy for his play, Miss Julie, which critics attacked as immoral and overtly sexual. But to Strindberg, he was simply expressing a natural truth: Life is chaos and chaos is at the heart of all art. In that same spirit, Strindberg went on to ...

Strindberg in an Hour 2010, In an Hour Books

ISBN-13: 9781936232284

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