The Red Room: Scenes from the Lives of Artists and Authors

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Norvik Press, Department of Scandinavian Studies, University College London, 2009 - Fiction - 317 pages
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"[This book is ] a satire of the rapidly changing society of the 1870s, it was Strindberg's first novel and marked his literary breakthrough: it offers, he said, ' apnorama of a society I don't love and which has never loved me'. It contains some of the great set-piece scenes in Swedish literature, a gallery of unforgettable caricatures in the spirit of Dickens, humour, pathos and satirical targets as apt now as they were then. The Red Room is aften called Sweden's first modern novel, and it remains modern almost a century and a half later."--Book cover.

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