"August Strindberg and His Turbulent Life”
November 15, 2012 at 7:30–8:30 pm[1h]
Swedish author and documentary producer Lena Einhorn's talk "August Strindberg and His Turbulent Life” will address the complexities of the Swedish playwright, author, and artist's life in this centenary year of his death. Einhorn's lecture will focus, in particular, on Strindberg's relationship with his first wife, the Finland-Swedish baroness-cum-actress Siri von Essen. Einhorn's most-recent book, Siri (2011), is a novel, written from von Essen's perspective, about her life with Strindberg. Einhorn is also the editor of Om Strindberg (On Strindberg, 2010), a collection of photos of Strindberg with commentary by Sweden's leading contemporary cultural critics, literary scholars, and authors.
This lecture is free and open to the public.
For more information and related events throughout the 2012 Strindberg Year taking place at Gustavus, see: http://scandinavian.blog.gustavus.edu/2012/11/08/strindberg-year-2012-at-gustavus/
|Contact||Kjerstin Moody ’98 — 507-933-7423|
|Sponsor||Department of Scandianvian Studies|