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August Strindberg

August Strindberg
August Strindberg (1849-1912) was born in Stockholm and began writing plays in 1869. He is considered the "father" of modern Swedish literature and was an important precursor to both expressionism and surrealismand. His first major play was Master Olof, written in 1872 but not performed for nine years. His other plays includeThe Red Room (1879), The Father (1887), Miss Julie (1888), Inferno (1897), To Damascus (1898), A Dream Play (1902), The Ghost Sonata (1908). He died on 14 May 1912 at the age of 63.