Unquestionably the greatest name in recent Swedish literature is that of Johan August Strindberg (q.v.; b.
A number of criticisms on Strindberg from eminent hands are collected in En bok om Strindberg (Karlstad, 1894).
A curious antidote to the harsh pessimism of Strindberg was offered by the delicate and fantastic temperament of Ola Hansson (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.