(We're hearing from a lot of old friends this week! Here's Bill Ectric on an unusual and little-known classic that recently caught his fancy. -- Levi)
Alchemy, schizophrenia, witchcraft, and religious fanaticism, all leavened with a knowing wink of humor, The Inferno, by Swedish author August Strindberg is an early example of the “unreliable narrator” literary device, in which the reader learns that the storyteller is seeing things from a distorted perspective.
David Greig, adapter-translator of August Strindberg’s “Creditors,” has commented that Strindberg’s acerbic classic is really “less of a play and more an almost demonic experiment on a set of three human lab rats.” Read Post
The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Jan Wallentin's Strindberg's Star. This book isn't an example of everything that's wrong with publishing, but it is an example of one particular area where they go drea... Read Post