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Author: Jens Andersen
Publisher: Woodstock, N.Y. : Overlook Press, ©2005.
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"Delving deeply into archives and correspondence, Jens Andersen sheds new light on Hans Christian Andersen's writings - the 156 published fairy tales, as well as the novels, short stories, dramas, poetry, and non-fiction - and on the writer whose own life had many aspects of the fairytale. As did some of the memorable characters he created, Andersen grew up in miserable and impoverished circumstances and as an adult  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Andersen, Jens, 1955-
Hans Christian Andersen.
Woodstock, N.Y. : Overlook Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)607590687
Named Person: H C Andersen; H C Andersen; Hans Christian Andersen
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jens Andersen
ISBN: 158567642X 9781585676422 158567737X 9781585677375 0715633619 9780715633618 0715633759 9780715633755
OCLC Number: 57357445
Description: 624 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Arrival (1819-1822) --
A son of nature --
The courage to have talent --
Dance pupil --
Entering the golden age --
Hans Christian Andersen's debut --
A heathen sense of nature --
The gentle power of love --
2. In the house of education (1822-1827) --
The art of instilling an education --
From heaven to hell and helsingør --
A potpourri of poetry --
Religious and poetic maturation --
The dying child --
Liberation --
3. Wild like a poet (1827-1832) --
Father Collin --
The Hebraic Müller --
Romantic walking tour to Amager --
Playwright and academic --
The shadow picture, Riborg Voigt --
Andersen's order of nuns --
Dear Frøken Louise! --
4. Your only fault was love (1832-1836) --
The men of Romanticism --
Brothers in joy and pain --
Twin souls --
Say "du" to me --
Edvard Collin's book about Andersen --
Nameless love --
I want to be kissed too --
Our child Agnete --
The androgynous one --
The improvisatore --
Wedding in the Collin family --
5. In fairy land (1835-1840) --
The first fairy tales --
The cult of childhood --
The manisfesto of the fantastic --
Where did the fairy tale come from? --
Kierkegaard and Andersen --
Eternal rivals --
6. Distant shores (1840-1846) --
Critical headwinds --
Dining with the form cutters guild --
Success at the Royal Theater --
Fru Heiberg --
"The show-off" --
By railroad through Europe --
Lovers' go -between --
The hereditary grand Duke Carl Alexander --
Falling in love with Jenny Lind --
Reunion with Weimar --
He is not a she --
7. The water of life (1846-1850) --
The German autobiography --
His childhood home --
The swamp in Only a fiddler --
Immoral Fyn --
Was he the son of a king? --
Free shoemaker and free thinker --
The odd father and son --
God or Napoleon --
Anne Marie Andersdatter --
A woman with second sight from Fyn --
His mother's imploring letters and her death --
Sister Karen --
Swinging London 1847 --
Distant political clouds --
8. The path from nature to God (1850-1860) --
The modern breakthrough during the Golden Age --
Lovely Dresden --
Wagner and Liszt --
Kaulbach and King Max --
Rebelling against Ørsted --
Falling-out with Charles Dickens --
9. Among brothers (1860-1870) --
Traveling as a means of rejuvenation --
With Jonas Collin in Spain, 1862-1863 --
Two strange birds --
The swarm of confidants --
The trembling eyeglasses of the traveling life --
A visit to Portugal, 1866 --
At a brothel in Paris --
10. The man in the moon (1870-1875) --
Collages of words and pictures --
Many picture books --
Writing with scissors --
Bella Italia --
Eroticism in Naples --
Innocence as religion --
Childhood faith --
A God dwells within us --
The author and death --
Morphine --
The last journey.
Other Titles: Hans Christian Andersen.
Responsibility: Jens Andersen ; translated from the Danish by Tiina Nunnally.

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