(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.
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
A 21st-century adaptation of August Strindberg's classic drama Miss Julie amps up the frustration and simmering class tension. Toronto theatre audiences have seen a number of adaptations of Strindberg’s Miss Julie in the past few ye... Read Post