Premiere of the book "August Strindberg and XXI century"

strindberg_potrait.jpgOn December 10, 2014 the University Library hosted the premiere of the book “August Strindberg and XXI century”, published by the Department of German and Scandinavian Studies to the Faculty of Classical and Modern Philology with the financial support of the Swedish Institute, Stockholm.

strindberg_tekst_2.jpgThe present collection contains reports from a Bulgarian-Swedish seminar with the participation of scientists, teachers and students from both countries, held at Sofia University in March 2012, on the occasion of the centenary of the death of the great Swedish writer, a classic of the world literature and playwright August Strindberg (1849-1912). The publication aims to contribute to the broadening and deepening of the understanding of the personality and the diverse activities of Strindberg in different fields of art and culture, as well as many aspects of the reception of his works in Bulgaria. This gives the premiere book properties that make it useful and interesting not only for the academic communities in Bulgaria, Sweden and in other countries, but also for the wide range of readers and lovers of the works of Strindberg.   
strindberg_tekst_3.jpgH. E. Ms. Helena Pilsas Ahlin, Ambassador of Sweden in Bulgaria, was official guest of the event and gave a welcome speech to the participants of the event (download speech).   
The book “August Strindberg and XXI century” was presented by Prof. Dr. Vera Gancheva, who made a review of the activities of the Programme in Scandinavian Studies on the study and reception of August Strindberg in Bulgaria and the organized scientific forums in this regard. She stressed the rich thematic content of the publication and its practical value for Bulgarian readers and theatre research in Bulgaria.

Университетска библиотека "Св. Климент Охридски" 2014