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I googled for photos of August Strindberg and found a lot. In all of them he looks either angry or scared. That guy needs help!


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January 22, 2017 at 00:19

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Having seen the film “Clouds of Sils Maria”

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The place name made me wonder if the film had any connection to Nietzsche, but it has not. I find rather some Strindberg in this story about women destroying each other. Kristen Stewart is great in it. Only the music disappointed me. Well-known classics in muzak-like arrangements. In one scene there is, on the other hand, a live performance of a work by Händel which is well suited to the drama.

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February 19, 2015 at 19:10

Having finished “Waverley”

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The story of a young English officer who by a series of coincidences gets into fighting against his army gives much to reflect upon, and many questions to ask. I doubt whether there has ever been a first novel by any author that has made such an impact on the very milieu where it was created. If you go by train to the centre of Edinburgh, you arrive at Waverley Station. Imagine there could be a Pickwick Station in London, or a Gare Quasimodo in Paris? Or a Red Room Station in Stockholm? It also seems that the growing enthusiasm for “the author of Waverley” who was at first anonymous, gave popularity to the then obsolete kilt as a Scottish national attire.

In this novel, there are more mentionings of whisky than of brandy, quite naturally since the great part of the plot is located in Scotland or among Scots.

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February 5, 2010 at 10:00