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The Library of Babel

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Doctor Glas: A Novel - Hjalmar Soderberg Hjalmar Söderberg would deserve more popularity.
"Doctor Glas" is a very interesting book for all those who are interested in morality and its corruption.

Although being written in an old fashioned style with an excessive use of an epistolary and diary form, this novel is extremely modern.
I would call it postmodern in a way.

Who else in 1906 would have spoken of issues such as abortion, euthanasia, suicidal tendencies and women's rights? Furthermore showing the points of view on these topics of a physician and clergyman!
The conclusion is that both science and religion give inaccurate and unsatisfactory answers.

Ok, Strindberg came first in upsetting the orthodox ones.
But Söderberg made it better and in a braver way.