Plays, Volume 1

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Bloomsbury USA, Feb 27, 2004 - Drama - 259 pages
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The first collection by Sweden's foremost contemporary playwright. NIGHT OF THE TRIBADES (1975) centres around the triangular relationship between August Strindberg, the actress Marie Caroline David and Siri von Essen. It has been translated into twenty languages including a short run on Broadway. THE IMAGE MAKERS (1998) deals with Selma Lagerlof's father and his alcoholism whilst THE RAIN MAKERS is a fascinating study of Hans Christian Anderson. THE HOUR OF THE LYNX: "Enquist's play, feelingly translated from the Swedish offers a profound exploration of spirituality, love and faith within a text that is grippingly dramatic, unfailingly absorbing and often upliftingly lyrical." "At a time when young writers were looking for new forms of literary expression, Enquist settled for an investigative style, and attempt to reconstruct events reported to have happened, but where the truth is often too inaccessible? it was a style that was to remain Enquist's literary landmark characterising both his novels and his plays" Contemporary World Authors ed. Tracey Chevalier

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User Review  - lmichaelmeigs - LibraryThing

Enquist is a giant of contemporary Swedish literature, and his historical novels have won an international readership. No surprise, then, that this first presentation in English of theatrical pieces ... Read full review

Review: Plays 1: The Night of the Tribades / Rain Snakes / The Hour of the Lynx / The Image Makers

User Review  - Karen - Goodreads

A biting play about Strindburg an his wife Siri taken from Strindburgs letters and journals. Please, someone, let's produce this play and let me play Marie Caroline David, Siri's friend. Read full review

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Contents

Rain Snakes
63
The Hour of the Lynx
125
The Image Makers
185
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About the author (2004)

Per Olov Enquist was born in Sweden and grew to fame through widely translated novels such as THE MAGNETIST'S FIFTH WINTER, HESS, and LEGIONARERA. Widley known as a playwright, novelist and author of travel fiction, his novel THE ROYAL PHYSICIAN'S VISIT was shortlisted for this year's IMPAC award.

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