This volume contains three texts by Per Olov Enquist on August Strindberg.Tribadernas natt/The Night of the Tribades, Enquist’s debut play was written in 1975. It is a play about August Strindberg and his relation to the women around him. This play made Enquist into one of the most performed Scandinavian playwrights and has enjoyed about 200 productions around the world including a critical success on Broadway.
Strindberg, ett liv is the basis for the SVT television series that was broadcasted for the first time in 1985, Enquist himself calls it a television novel. The third text Målet mot Fröken Julie is an essay that was first published in 1992.
Tribadernas natt, Press voices
"I read engrossed and touched, as if I didn’t know exactly what was going to happen: that the marriage will crack, the cancer put an end to the life. / .../ The collection becomes, of course, Enquist texts in their own right. Not just as valuable reading, but also as an Enquist study. It clarifies the strong themes and images that bind Enquist's own work so closely and tightly together."
"The Master about the Master" /.../ "By not trying to give a coherent overall picture, Enquist succeeds to catch many episodes in Strindberg's life better than any biographer has managed, at least it feels that way, and if there is something that is important when you want to capture our greatest writer, it's feeling." Upsala Nya Tidning