The Master of Melancholia

Swedish author August Strindberg (1849–1912) is the master of melancholia. Among his impressive ouvre you find novels, plays, poetry and essays. Strindberg was also a gifted painter and photographer.

August Strindberg med sina döttrar Greta och Karin på ett självporträtt i schweiziska Gersau hösten 1886

Strindberg with daughters, self-portrait, Gersau 1886.

Staden målning av August Strindberg

The City, painted by Strindberg 1903.

The Words of August Strindberg Book

The Worlds of August Strindberg by Björn Meidal and Bengt Wanselius for publisher Max Ström is nothing less than magnificent. Fifteen chapters, with five hundred contemporary photographs from Strindberg’s many worlds and a very enjoyable text, surely will last you through both Fall and Winter. Don’t miss this fine book, beautifully designed by Patric Leo.