Strindberg, Les Relations de la France avec la Suede (Paris, 1891); Pontus E.
Unquestionably the greatest name in recent Swedish literature is that of Johan August Strindberg (q.v.; b.
With all these faults, and in spite of a terrible vulgarity of mind, an absence of humour, and a boundless confidence in the philosophy of Nietzsche, Strindberg is a writer of very remarkable power and unquestionable originality.
A curious antidote to the harsh pessimism of Strindberg was offered by the delicate and fantastic temperament of Ola Hansson (b.
Hansson has been as ardent in the idolatry of woman as Strindberg has been in his hostility to the sex.