Strindberg felt like he needed to scream. His pen bled the pain he stored in his ink well.
Lincoln was killed in a theatre. Strindberg was killed by the theatre.
His silent screaming included more than 60 plays for the stage. Days of Loneliness (1903), The Roofing Ceremony (1907), and The Scapegoat (1907), as well as his novels The Gothic Rooms (1904) and Black Banners (1907) have been viewed as precursors to the works of Marcel Proust and Franz Kafka.
Playwright Arthur Miller said, “Strindberg not only suffered what by most definitions would be madness, but managed it like a conductor managing an orchestra.”
Negative self-talk. Strindberg fed the monster until the monster grew big enough to eat him.
Don’t feed the monster.