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J. August Strindberg
(1849-1912) born on
Jan 22
Swedish playwright, novelist, short-story writer. He combined psychology and Naturalism in a new kind of European drama that evolved into Expressionist drama, e.g. "The Father," 1887.
A man with a so-called character is often a simple piece of mechanism; he has often only one point of view for the extremely complicated relationships of life.

I dream, therefore I exist.
What an occupation! To sit and flay your fellow men and then offer their skins for sale and expect them to buy them.
Happiness consumes itself like a flame. It cannot burn for ever, it must go out, and the presentiment of its end destroys it at its very peak.
I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven't got the guts to bite people themselves.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The Son of a Servant, p. 201 (1886; tr. by Claud Field, 1913).
R: A Madman's Defense, pt. 1, ch. 7 (1968).
A: The Cloister, vol. 3 (tr. by Claud Field, 1898; repr. 1969, p. 118).
N: The Husband, in A Dream Play.
K: A Madman's Diary."

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