Strindberg and Autobiography

Strindberg and Autobiography

By Michael Robinson
Book Description

This is a book about Strindberg and about the nature of autobiographical writing. In this sensitive and discerning study, Michael Robinson has turned aside from the more traditional biographical approach to Strindberg. Instead he sets out to explore the highly idiosyncratic way in which Strindberg projected himself in language, looking at the problems which this brought in its trail, and laying bare the subterfuges it engendered. He has not limited himself to those works explicitly designated by Strindberg as autobiographical, but ranges widely over the dramas, the narratives and other prose works.

Table of Contents
  • Cover
  • Title
  • Copyright
  • Table of Contents
  • Preface
  • Chapter One. Writing a Life: An Approach to Strindberg’s Project
  • Chapter Two. Writing Out and Repetition
  • Chapter Three. Writing, not Speaking: Strindberg, Language, and the Self
  • Chapter Four. Plot and Counter Plot, or Reading and Composing the Text of the Self
  • Chapter Five. Publishing the Private, or The Economics of Experience
  • Chapter Six. Conclusion
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