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Strindberg: Painter and Photographer

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Strindberg: Painter and Photographer
Strindberg: Painter and Photographer (Hardcover) by Per Hedstrom, Douglas Feuk, Erik Hook, Agneta Lalander, Goran Soderstrom

August Strindberg was one of the most talented personalities of world literature. A bohemian who saw himself as a social outcast, this talented Swedish writer of numerous plays, novels, short stories, novellas, and fairy tales exhibited a genius and fury that was at once intense, sensitive, and mesmerizing. But that was Strindberg the writer. As a painter and photographer, he was at best mediocre. Despite its many superb reproductions, this well-written book only reinforces the suspicion that Strindberg the visual artist would not have earned attention were it not for the talent and literary prowess of Strindberg the writer. All the endeavors of the five authors distinguished researchers and authorities on Scandinavian art still cannot disperse that feeling. The book is, however, the first English-language work dealing with the writer exclusively in his role as painter and photographer and could thus be useful to students and scholars of Strindberg's life and work. - Edward K. Owusu-Ansah, CUNY Coll. of Staten Island Lib., NY

Hardcover: 192 pages Publisher: Yale University Press (September 1, 2001) Language: English

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