Master Olof: A Drama in Five Acts. w/ Direct link technology (A Classic Drama Play)

Master Olof: A Drama in Five Acts. w/ Direct link technology (A Classic Drama Play)

by August Strindberg

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Master Olof: A Drama in Five Acts. w/ Direct link technology (A Classic Drama Play) by August Strindberg

Such were the main influences at work on his mind when, early in 1872, his royal protector died, and Strindberg found himself once more dependent on his own resources. To continue at the university was out of the question, and he seems to have taken his final departure from it without the least feeling of regret. Unwise as he may have been in other respects, he was wise enough to realize that, whatever his goal, the road to it must be of his own making. Returning to Stockholm, he groped around for a while as he had done a year earlier, what he even tried to eke out a living as the editor of a trade journal. Yet the seeds sown within him during the previous winter were sprouting. An irresistible impulse urged him to continue the work of Buckle. History and philosophy were the ultimate ends tempting his mind, but first of all he was impelled to express himself in terms of concrete life, and the way had been shown him by Goethe. Moved by Goethe's example, he felt himself obliged to break through the stifling forms of classical drama. "No verse, no eloquence, no unity of place," was the resolution he formulated straightway. [Note: See again The Bondwoman's Son, vol. iii: In the Red Room.]

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BN ID: 2940013062153
Publisher: New Century Books
Publication date: 09/01/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 98 KB

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