HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Plays: Comrades; Facing Death; Pariah;…
Loading...

Plays: Comrades; Facing Death; Pariah; Easter

by August Strindberg

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
312,001,085 (2.75)1
Recently added bydwhodges01, Bjace, jgcorrea

None.

None
Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 1 mention

In Strindberg's world, the woman is always wrong. She is a double-dealing schemer whose only desire is the emasculation and humiliation of any man foolish enough to waste a second thought on her. Comrades is set in the art world of Paris (although the characters are a bunch of Swedes) and shows the marriage of Axel and Bertha, who have tried to develop a partnershp on an equal basis, though Axel is depicted as the superior artist. There is a double-dealing friend, who encourages both parties to think ill of each other. Even poor Bertha's attempts at compassion are flawed. She gives a large sum of money to a woman who tells her a story about marital betrayal and begs money to support her children. As it turns out, the children in question are a gaggle of prostitues and she has been blood-sucking her former husband for years. By the time Axel walks out on the marriage (and hooks up with a new woman who will be a wife not a comrade) Bertha's life in shreds. Interesting in a repulsive way. ( )
  Bjace | Jul 11, 2012 |
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
First words
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

No library descriptions found.

Quick Links

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (2.75)
0.5
1
1.5
2 1
2.5
3
3.5 1
4
4.5
5

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 127,272,269 books! | Top bar: Always visible