The Red Room: Scenes from the Lives of Artists and Authors (Norvik Press Series B: English Translations of Scandinavian Literature)

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Strindberg (1849-1912) is best known outside Sweden as a dramatist, but he was also a prolific writer of novels, short stories, essays, journalism and poetry-as well as a notable artist and photographer. Although he spent many years abroad, Strindberg was born, grew up and died in Stockholm. A satire of the rapidly changing society of the 1870s, The Red Room was Strindberg's first novel and marked his literary breakthrough. It contains some of the great set-piece scenes in Swedish literature, a gallery of unforgettable caricatures in the spirit of Dickens, humor, pathos, and satirical targets as apt now as they were then. The Red Room is often called Sweden's first modern novel, and it remains modern almost a century and a half later. ""[An] arresting work.""-Rain Taxi

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'In the opening chapter, with its famous bird's-eye view of Stockholm, Strindberg's vivid prose sparkles with energy and invention. The hero of the novel, the young and idealistic Arvid Falk, resigns from the Civil Service in disgust at the corruption he sees everywhere in the Establishment. He wants to become a writer and joins a group of bohemian artists, but struggles to free himself from his own prim and puritan inclinations. [...] As so often in Strindberg, it is the tension between irreconcilable opposites that provides the narrative energy.' Ulf Dantanus, 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die '...a scathing attack on every aspect of modern life.' Rosalind Porter, '1000 Novels Everyone Must Read', The Guardian --The Guardian

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