By August Strindberg
This can be the 1st totally edited translation of a sequence of essays through the good Swedish dramatist August Strindberg. The essays, edited and translated by means of Michael Robinson, were chosen for the sunshine they shed, either without delay and in a roundabout way, on Strindberg's contribution to the ecu theater, first in such masterpieces of mental realism because the Father and leave out Julie, and as a result in these works, together with A Dream Play and The Ghost Sonata, with which he principally proven a foundation for theatrical modernism.
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Being of a highly sociable nature, accustomed to the company and solicitude of my family, and used to having someone to look after and take care of, I get quite lost when I am away from them, even for a short while. Railway compartments give me hypochondria, while in hotels I suffer from morbid fantasies, and once wept over a table d'hote! 'How childish', he put in, pricking up his ears in delight. ' 'I know', I replied, a little taken aback by the alacrity with which he was on to me. ' 'Yes, with pleasure', he replied immediately, coming to life at the sound of Italy.
A Blue Book, which was originally conceived as a Brevarium universalewith one entry for every day of the year, each one on its own page and in double columns, with a distinctive red margin and titles, is sufficiently distinct in form, style and focus from the items in this present collection to warrant a more comprehensive and separate publication. In part a pendant to his late satirical novel Black Banners (1904; published 1907), its early sections are cast in the form of a dialogue between a Strindbergian alter ego, Johannes Damascenus, and his teacher, Emanuel Swedenborg, to whom the book is dedicated, but it develops into a capacious intellectual feuilleton with more than a thousand entries, many of them illustrated in the manner of an encyclopaedia, and covering the full spectrum of Strindberg's interests.
He was away for four hours. When he returned he looked fitter. ' I asked. ' I already knew this, for I can now read his thoughts. ' 'Me? ' he burst out, as if he had been caught in the act. I would be willing to swear that I had guessed correctly! 29 June It is generally known that there are hymenopterana which lay their eggs in the bodies of the cabbage white's larvae. The eggs hatch and pupate, and the larvae are as huge as if they were in the family way. But when the time comes for them to give birth a host of hymenopterana emerge, while the larvae lie there with their empty skins.