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A poem in prose by August Strindberg
Alan Badel reads the ' occult diary' newly translated from the French and the Swedish by Mary Sandbach
BBC Midland Light Orchestra
The diary arranged for broadcasting and produced by H. B. Fortuin In 1894, living in Paris, Strindberg, then forty-five years old and estranged from his second wife and separated from his little daughter, turned away from writing to make gold and to black magic. Believing himself persecuted by secret enemies with electric devices, he fled to Sweden and Austria to rid himself of his demons. His confessions, written four years later, recount and analyse his sojourn in hell, his striving after the grace propounded by his eighteenth-century compatriot Swedenborg. his Quest for the light of faith, hope, and love. They show the mind of a genius on the borderline of sanity.
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Author: August Strindberg
Narrator: Alan Badel
Translator: Mary Sandbach
Composed By: Gordon Crosse
Leader: John Bradbury
Conducted By: Leon Lovett
Produced By: H. B. Fortuin

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