This is the first fully edited translation of a series of essays by the great Swedish dramatist August Strindberg. The essays, edited and translated by Michael Robinson, have been selected for the light they shed, both directly and indirectly, on Strindberg's contribution to the European theatre, firstly in such masterpieces of psychological realism as The Father and Miss Julie, and subsequently in those works, including A Dream Play and The Ghost Sonata with which he largely established a basis for theatrical modernism.But shortly afterwards something that occurred in my own house forced me against my will, and contrary to my own interest, to investigate the question of the power of prayer. Since I only found a number of weak ... One night I was awakened by my wife who told me, with despairing gestures, that my 7-year-old daughter had been seized with cramp. Having thrown on some clothes I went into the nursery.
|Title||:||August Strindberg: Selected Essays|
|Author||:||August Strindberg, Michael Robinson|
|Publisher||:||Cambridge University Press - 2006-12-14|