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By Charles Dickens

One of 5 loved Christmas classics
 
First released on December 19, 1843, A Christmas Carol used to be an rapid vintage: Londoners thronged to listen to Dickens learn it in individual and purchased out the 1st printing in days. Its reception used to be so ecstatic that it really is credited with assisting to restore curiosity one of the Victorians in Christmas traditions, together with caroling and vacation playing cards, in addition to inciting an unforeseen wave of charitable giving from Britain’s business Age robber barons. Originally conceived as a pamphlet opposed to exploitative capitalism earlier than taking its present shape, it has encouraged dozens of theatrical and film adaptions, and its characters, from Scrooge to Tiny Tim, are ceaselessly inscribed in our hearts and minds.

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Because he is a subjective little devil and sees everything as six-sided with his hexagonal eye. Why do people see the planets as round? Because the subjective beggars have round eyes … Suppose the world isn’t round, but hexagonal? (SL, p. 212) Certainly in his naturalist plays it is the case that the figures who stand opposed to one another – women and men, in most cases – live in entirely different moral, cognitive and expressive worlds. With Strindberg’s expressionist turn he simply continues the project of anatomical psychology and enters into an investigation of the cognitive faculties of the individual person.

On the contrary, Strindberg’s focus on elements of his own life and mind in his writing were part of an experiment in which he interrogated the meaning of language and truth, and of selfhood as a textual and societal construction. It is indeed the case that much of Strindberg’s writing deals closely with representations of his life events and his own fears, desires and dreams. He writes that he uses himself, his life and his experience as his primary focus in writing because he is the only person he can truly know – and he uses himself clinically, scientifically, as the object for observation and analysis.

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