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August Strindberg Biography | Author of The Ghost Sonata

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Author Biography

August Strindberg is now considered to be one of Sweden's finest dramatists and among the most important contributors to the modern theatre. His life and career at the turn of the twentieth century, however, was a twisting path of minor successes and major public humiliations, of deep psychological and spiritual turmoil, and of a love-hate relationship with women that scarred his mind and inspired him to some of his best writing. Strindberg was an author whose life was an open book. Everything he experienced and felt, from unhappy memories of his childhood to marital strife and battles with madness and despair found its way into his many novels, short stories, poems, essays and plays.

Strindberg was born in Stockholm on January 22, 1849. He was the son of a steamship agent whose family was once part of Sweden's wealthy aristocracy. His mother had been a waitress. His parents had three...

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