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heinold’s first and last chance saloon

from jack london posted in literature by corporate_sunshine

Originally constructed in 1880 from the remnants of a whaling ship, this building was purchased and coverted into a saloon in 1883 by Johnny Heinhold. The name refers to the first and last place sailors could get a drink before hitting the open sea, and the pub was frequented by sailors and adventurers.

After Jack London returned from a fishing trip to Japan and gold-prospecting in the Klondike, the 17-year-old would study at the bar to complete his high school education. London told Heinhold of his desire to attend college to become a writer, and Heinhold lent him the money to attend the University of California at Berkeley.

Although London only finished one year at the university, London used many figures from his time at Heinhold's in his writings (including Captain Alex MacLean, who became Wolf Larsen in The Sea Wolf).

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normalmstorg

from my struggle book 2 posted in literature by ratsnamgod

We walked to the marketplace at the end of Biblioteksgatan, where the hostage drama that shook all of Sweden and gave rise to the concept of Stockholm syndrome had been enacted some time in the innocent 1970s, and we followed one of the back streets up to the NK where we were going to do our food shopping this evening.

- My Struggle Book 2,
Karl Ove Knausgaard

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nk stockholm

from my struggle book 2 posted in literature by ratsnamgod

"You reek of alcohol," she said, wriggling free. "How could you do that to me? Today of all days?"
"I'm sorry", I said. "But it's no big deal, is it?"
She didn't answer, began to walk. Didn't say a word as we left the station. On the escalator up to Klarabergsviadukten she started to swear at me. She shook the door to the drugstore at the top, but it was Sunday and was closed. We continued down to the drugstore on the other side of NK. She was furious the whole way. I walked beside her like a dog...


- My Struggle Book 2, Karl Ove Knausgaard

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karl ove knausgaard’s flat [summer 2003 - fall 2006]

from my struggle book 2 posted in literature by ratsnamgod

It was the most bourgeois apartment I had ever seen. An enormous Russian-style stove from the previous century at one end of the room, with a massive marble front; another one, just as tall, slightly less massive, in the bedroom. White, beautifully carved panels on all the walls, stuccowork on the ceilings, which were more than four meters tall. Fantastic herringbone parquet floors from the end of the nineteenth century. Her mother's furniture was in the same style: heavy, artistic, late nineteenth century.
"Can we live here?" I said as we walked around looking.

- My Struggle Book 2,
Karl Ove Knausgaard

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linda boström’s apartment

from my struggle book 2 posted in literature by ratsnamgod

...First of all, I read the address, Brännkyrkagatan 92, there was something familiar about it, I had seen it somewhere, but where? Where? I wondered, scanning the list of names.
Oh, fuck it.

Linda Boström, it said.
A chill ran down my spine.


- My Struggle Book 2, Karl Ove Knausgaard

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