August Strindberg and the Other: New Critical Approaches (Internationale Forschungen zur Allgemeinen und Vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft 63)

August Strindberg and the Other: New Critical Approaches (Internationale Forschungen zur Allgemeinen und Vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft 63)

By: Poul Houe (volume_editor), Goran Stockenstrom (volume_editor), Sven Hakon Rossel (volume_editor)Paperback

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The recent sesquicentennial of August Strindberg's (1849-1912) birth was an appropriate occasion for investigating the role of this towering figure in Nordic literature. By Eugene O'Neill once labeled the most modern of moderns, Strindberg the playwright has commanded a prophetic influence on 20th century drama and theater, and his voluminous production in several other genres continues to constitute a watershed and some of the highpoints in Swedish letters. Yet, Strindberg remains as controversial today as he was in his lifetime. The nature and degree of his modernity are still under discussion, and so is the impact of his remarkable genre-proliferation and border-transgressing Swedishness. Once considered too unruly for the pillars of society and too pious for the radicals, his artistic and existential points of gravity remain in critical dispute. Generally subjected to traditional modes of inquiry, Strindberg's complexity calls for new critical approaches. Strindberg and the Other brings together scholars, younger and older, from Scandinavia and abroad, who either venture such new approaches or engage their practitioners in fruitful dialogue. Especially promising among the volume's methodological and theoretical propositions is the notion of the 'other' and 'otherness.' Indeed, the image of August Strindberg himself is quite an-other at this millennium than it was just half a century ago.


Foreword Evert SPRINCHORN: Strindberg among the Prophets Goeran STOCKENSTROEM: The World that Strindberg Found: Deciphering the Palimpsest of Nature Freddie ROKEM: Secret Codes: Strindberg and the Dead Languages Jon M. BERRY: The Alchemical Regeneration of Souls in Strindberg's To Damascus, III Ingvar HOLM: On the Road to Damascus: Strindberg as a Painter Harry G. CARLSON: Landscape as Mediator in Strindberg's Search for the Other Ann-Charlotte GAVEL ADAMS: Strindberg and Paris 1894-98: Barbarian, Initiate, and Self Eszter SZALCZER: Theosophy as Catalyst: Strindberg's Theater of the Self and the Other Ulf OLSSON: Going Crazy: Strindberg and the Construction of Literary Madness Per STOUNBJERG: "To Eat or Be Eaten - that Is the Question": Incorporations and Rejections of the Other in Strindberg's Autobiographical Prose Writings Poul HOUE: Writing with a Vengeance: A Madman's Defence - an "Otherness" Called Suspense Gunnar SYREHN: The Phenomenon of "Otherness" in P.O. Enquist's View of Strindberg in The Night of the Tribades Poul HOUE: Afterword: An-Other August Strindberg Index

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  • ISBN13: 9789042015203
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 187
  • ID: 9789042015203
  • weight: 435
  • ISBN10: 9042015209

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