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First published in The Times, Tuesday May 3 2016
August Strindberg wasn’t the first playwright to portray marriage as a fight to the death, but his vision of a man and woman locked in symbiosis has certainly echoed down the years. 419 more words
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On the 23rd of April 1902, Halldór Kiljan Laxness was born in Reykjavík, Iceland. The only Icelandic Nobel laureate in literature (1955), Laxness was a prolific writer of poetry, novels, short stories, plays, articles and travelogues. 760 more words
In his naturalist, modern tragedy Miss Julie, August Strindberg’s title character Julie, is little more than a personification of the playwright’s misogyny, and is the antithesis of her male counterpart, Strindberg’s hero and alter ego, Jean. 2,069 more words
By John P. Walsh
In May 1894 during a working visit to Brittany filled with nostalgia, a 45-year-old Paul Gauguin broke his leg above the ankle in a scuffle with sailors in broad daylight. 5,445 more words