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Called "that greatest genius of all modern dramatists" by Eugene O'Neill, Strindberg was one of the founders of the modern theater--a prolific author whose works prefigured those of Pinter, Beckett, and Ionesco. Yet, despite their admiration by such contemporaries as Ibsen, Chekhov, and George Bernard Shaw, Strindberg's works were misunderstood and rejected by his fellow Swedes, who throughout his life considered him a crank and a failure.
In this definitive biography, Michael Meyer, the foremost translator of Strindberg's plays into English, presents a full and honest portrait of Strindberg as man and artist. Concentrating on his contribution to the theater, Meyer has sifted through Strindberg's voluminous autobiographical writings as well as published and unpublished letters to discover the source of his art and its meaning to both Strindberg and the theater. He also gives a sense of Strindberg's troubled life--his three tempestuous marriages, his exile, his often disputatious relations with other artists-- and sheds new light on the playwright's supposed misogyny, his bouts with madness, and his paranoia.
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Michael Meyer, the author of Ibsen: A Biography, was awarded the Gold Medal of the Swedish Academy for his English translations of Ibsen's and Strindberg's plays.
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Book Description Hardback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR003001821
Book Description Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd, 1985. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Includes dust jacket. Small tear to the dust jacket. Previous owners name inside front page. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Seller Inventory # mon0009643659
Book Description Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd, 1985. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. FIRST EDITION with dust jacket - rare and collectable - will send out 1 st class post. Seller Inventory # mon0000053356
Book Description London: Secker & Warburg, 1985. Condition: Gut. XVI; 651 S., Abb. Umschl. gering berieben. - List of Illustrations - Preface - PART ONE: THE EARLY YEARS (1849-1883) - Ancestry and Childhood - First Steps in the Theatre - "A Restless Seeker" - Master Olof - Siri - Marriage and Fame - Distractions - "The Theatre is Omega" - PART TWO: THE FIRST EXILE (1883-1889) - France and Switzerland - The Trial - The Beginnings of Misogyny - The Father - Miss Julie - The Experimental Theatre - PART THREE: THE FIRST RETURN (1889-1892) - A Hungry Landscape - The End of a Marriage - PART FOUR: THE WANDERER (1892-1898) - Frida - An English Honeymoon - The End of Another Marriage Towards Inferno - Inferno - "Do I Fight with Demons?" - The Road to Damascus - PART FIVE: THE HOMECOMING (1898-1912) - "Plays and No More Alchemy" - Harriet - Crabbed Age and Youth - "No End, No New Beginning" - "My Disharmonies Rend Me" - The Chamber Plays and Black Banners - "Can the Pit Smell of Roses?" - Fanny - The Last Engagements - "I No Longer Exist" Epilogue - Select Bibliography - Notes - Index. // Eugene O'Neill called Strindberg "that greatest genius of all modern dramatists". Admired by his peers, including Ibsen, Chekhov, Gorki and Shaw, Strindberg was often misunderstood and rejected by his compatriots, yet much that is characteristic of modern drama was originated by him. His eventful and tormented life, including three tempestuous marriages, is vividly presented here: his friendships with Gauguin, Munch and Delius; his meetings with Dumas fils, Shaw and Yeats; his calamitous honeymoon in England and his restless wanderings in France and Germany; his dabblings in the occult and his recurrent bouts with madness. This outstanding biography by Strindberg's foremost translator and author of the definitive biography of Ibsen includes many previously unpublished letters and extracts from Strindberg's private diary and is the first fully rounded and considered appraisal of a remarkable man. ISBN 9780436278525 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 700 Originalhalbleinen mit Schutzumschlag. Seller Inventory # 965715
Book Description Random House. Hardcover. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 2963958304
Book Description Random House. Hardcover. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 2963949959