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Married   By: (1849-1912)

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MARRIED

by

AUGUST STRINDBERG

CONTENTS

ASRA

LOVE AND BREAD

COMPELLED TO

COMPENSATION

FRICTIONS

UNNATURAL SELECTION

AN ATTEMPT AT REFORM

A NATURAL OBSTACLE

A DOLL'S HOUSE

PHOENIX

ROMEO AND JULIA

PROLIFICACY

AUTUMN

COMPULSORY MARRIAGE

CORINNA

UNMARRIED AND MARRIED

A DUEL

HIS SERVANT

THE BREADWINNER

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Strindberg's works in English translation: Plays translated by Edwin Bjorkman; Master Olof , American Scandinavian Foundation, 1915; The Dream Play, The Link, The Dance of Death , New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1912; Swanwhite, Simoon, Debit and Credit, Advent, The Thunderstorm, After the Fire, the same, 1913; There Are Crimes and Crimes, Miss Julia, The Stronger, Creditors, Pariah , the same, 1913; Bridal Crown, The Spook Sonata, The First Warning, Gustavus Vasa , the same, 1916. Plays translated by Edith and Warner Oland, Boston Luce & Co., Vol. I (1912), The Father, Countess Julie, The Stronger, The Outlaw ; Vol. II (1912), Facing Death, Easter, Pariah, Comrades ; Vol. III (1914), Swanwhite, Advent, The Storm, Lucky Pehr , tr. by Velma Swanston Howard, Cincinnati, Stewart & Kidd Co., 1912. The Red Room , tr. by Ellie Schleussner, New York, Putnam's, 1913; Confession of a Fool , tr. by S. Swift, London, F. Palmer, 1912; The German Lieutenant and Other Stories , Chicago, A. C. McClurg & Co., 1915; In Midsummer Days and Other Tales , tr. by Ellie Schleussner, London, H. Latimer, 1913; Motherlove , tr. by Francis J. Ziegler, Philadelphia, Brown Bros., 2nd ed., 1916, On the Seaboard , tr. by Elizabeth Clarke Westergren, Cincinnati, Stewart & Kidd Co., 1913; The Son of a Servant , tr. by. Claud Field, introduction by Henry Vacher Burch, New York, Putnam's, 1913; The Growth of a Soul , tr. by Claud Field, London, W. Rider & Co., 1913; The Inferno , tr. by Claud Field, New York, Putnam's, 1913; Legends, Autobiographical Sketches , London, A. Melrose, 1912; Zones of the Spirit , tr. by Claud Field, introduction by Arthur Babillotte, London, G. Allen & Co.

INTRODUCTION

These stories originally appeared in two volumes, the first in 1884, the second in 1886. The latter part of the present edition is thus separated from the first part by a lapse of two years.

Strindberg's views were continually undergoing changes. Constancy was never a trait of his. He himself tells us that opinions are but the reflection of a man's experiences, changing as his experiences change. In the two years following the publication of the first volume, Strindberg's experiences were such as to exercise a decisive influence on his views on the woman question and to transmute his early predisposition to woman hating from a passive tendency to a positive, active force in his character and writing.

Strindberg's art in Married is of the propagandist, of the fighter for a cause. He has a lesson to convey and he makes frankly for his goal without attempting to conceal his purpose under the gloss of "pure" art. He chooses the story form in preference to the treatise as a more powerful medium to drive home his ideas. That the result has proved successful is due to the happy admixture in Strindberg of thinker and artist. His artist's sense never permitted him to distort or misrepresent the truth for the sake of proving his theories. In fact, he arrived at his theories not as a scholar through the study of books, but as an artist through the experience of life. When life had impressed upon him what seemed to him a truth, he then applied his intellect to it to bolster up that truth. Hence it is that, however opinionated Strindberg may at times seem, his writings carry that conviction which we receive only when the author reproduces' truths he has obtained first hand from life. One sided he may occasionally be in Married , especially in the later stories, but rarely unfaithful. His manner is often to throw such a glaring searchlight upon one spot of life that all the rest of it stays in darkness; but the places he does show up are never unimportant or trivial... Continue reading book >>




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