Life is not …

Life is not so idiotically mathematical that only the big eat the small; it is just as common for a bee to kill a lion or at least to drive it mad.

– August Strindberg

The Swedish dramatist was born on this day in 1849.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Born Johan August Strindberg22 January 1849Stockholm, Sweden
Died 14 May 1912 (aged 63)Stockholm, Sweden
Resting place Norra begravningsplatsen
Occupation Playwright • Novelist • Essayist • Poet • Painter
Nationality Swedish
Period Modernism
Literary movement NaturalismExpressionism
Notable work(s) The Red Room (1879)The Father (1887)Miss Julie (1888)

Inferno (1897)

To Damascus (1898)

A Dream Play (1902)

The Ghost Sonata (1908)

Spouse(s) Siri von Essen (1877–91)Frida Uhl (1893–95)Harriet Bosse (1901–02)

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Edvard Munch Portrait of August Strindberg, 1892, Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm, Sweden

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