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Stockholm in Stockholm County, Södermanland Province, Sweden — Northern Europe (Scandinavia)
 

August Strindberg

Blå Tornet / Blue Tower

 
 
August Strindberg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 9, 2017
1. August Strindberg Marker
Inscription.
Drottninggatan 85
Blå Tornet

Författaren August Strindberg (1849-1912) bodde i detta hus mellan 1908 och 1912. På fjärde våningen låg hans bostad som tillsammans med biblioteket på sjätte våningen numera ingår i Strindbergsmuseet. Här skrev han bl. a. dramat Stora landsvagen (1909).

The Swedish Author August Strindberg (1849-1912) lived in this house between 1908 and 1912. His residence and library are now part of the Strindberg Museum.

Huset byggdes 1907 och ritades av arkitektfirman Hagström & Ekman

 
Location. 59° 20.311′ N, 18° 3.401′ E. Marker is in Stockholm, Södermanland Province, in Stockholm County. Marker is at the intersection of Drottninggatan and Tegnergatan, on the left when traveling north on Drottninggatan. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Drottninggatan 85, Stockholm, Södermanland Province 111 60, Sweden.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jenny Nyström (within shouting distance of this marker); Carl Jonas Love Almquist (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); F D Stockholms Högskola / Stockholm University
August Strindberg Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 9, 2017
2. August Strindberg Marker - Wide View
The marker is visible here just to the right of the entrance.
(approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Första Cirkusföreställningen i Sverige / The First Circus in Sweden (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); A Park and Gardens (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); LO-Huset / LO Building (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Warodellska Huset / The Warodell House (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Centrumhuset / Center Building (approx. half a kilometer away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stockholm.
 
Regarding August Strindberg. The Swedish text provides an additional piece of information that is not provided in the English text: that here Strindberg wrote, amongst other things, the play Stora Landsvagen.
 
Also see . . .  August Strindberg (Wikipedia). "Johan August Strindberg (22 January 1849 – 14 May 1912) was a Swedish playwright, novelist, poet, essayist and painter. A prolific writer who often drew directly on his personal experience, Strindberg's career spanned four decades, during which time he wrote over sixty plays and more than thirty works of fiction, autobiography, history, cultural analysis,
Blå Tornet / The Blue Tower image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 9, 2017
3. Blå Tornet / The Blue Tower
Looking south on Drottninggatan at the building that Strindberg nicknamed "The Blue Tower".
and politics. A bold experimenter and iconoclast throughout, he explored a wide range of dramatic methods and purposes, from naturalistic tragedy, monodrama, and history plays, to his anticipations of expressionist and surrealist dramatic techniques. From his earliest work, Strindberg developed innovative forms of dramatic action, language, and visual composition. He is considered the "father" of modern Swedish literature and his The Red Room (1879) has frequently been described as the first modern Swedish novel....In Sweden, Strindberg is known as an essayist, painter, poet, and especially as a novelist and playwright, but in other countries he is known mostly as a playwright." (Submitted on August 10, 2017.) 
 
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<i>August Strindberg</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard published by Paul Häcksler, circa 1910
4. August Strindberg
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 109 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 10, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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