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.


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)


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


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