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Stockholm and Uppsala. Photowalks

Stockholm. August Strindberg Monument

In 1942, Park Tegnérlunden was a monument to the Swedish playwright, poet and artist the August Strindberg (map), made by sculptor Carl Eldh.

Stockholm, Tegnérlunden garden, monument of August Strinberg

Johan August Strindberg (1849 - 1912) was born into the family of the employee shipping company and maids, in 1867-1872 he studied at Uppsala University. In 1872 presented his first drama "Mr. Oluf", which became a breakthrough in the Swedish drama, but on stage his work is missed, as "nihilistic and blasphemous". The first production came only in 1881, after the recognition of Strindberg as a novelist.

Stockholm, Tegnérlunden garden, monument of August Strinberg

fame brought the author of the novel "the Red room", painted in 1879, which made him the ancestor of Swedish realism, after which he for 40 years was a key figure of the Swedish literature. In the early works of Strindberg was dominated by naturalism, the latter belonged to the expressionism. Strindberg adhered to socialist and even anarchist views, which were reflected in his literary work.The writer was three times married, and his daughter Karin Strindberg was married the Russian revolutionary Vladimir Smirnov.

Stockholm, Tegnérlunden garden, monument of August Strinberg

the Great writer spent the last years of his life in the nearby the house, bearing the name Blå tornet.