Saturday, November 01, 2014

A visit to August Strindberg's house and a passage from The Red Room (1879)

August #StockholmStrindberg was another reading choice for my trip to Stockholm, but I decided to read a novel instead of a play. The passage below is from The Red Room (1879).

I also passed by Strindberg's house in Stockholm, the museum wasn't open, however, at that time of the day.

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"Doubtless there is not another street in Stockholm as ugly, and not another house as old, as dirty, and as gloomy. The entrance gate has the inviting appearance of a disused gallows. The rubble stones in the yard have moved more closely together in the course of time, so that a few small blades of grass have been able to shoot up."  August Strindberg, The Red Room (1879)

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