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Hans Christian Andersen

Author: ZIPES, JACK
Binding: 7
Pages: 190
Pub Date: 14/09/2005
ISBN: 9780415974332
Availability: In stock
Quick overview Based on 35 years of research and writing on Andersen, this book is a reconsideration of Andersen's place and of his reception in English-speaking countries and on film. This book broadens our understanding of Anderson by exploring the relation of the Danish writer's work to the development of literature and of the fairy tale in particular.
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The 2005 bicentenary of Hans Christian Andersen's birth is an opportunity to reevaluate the achievement of one of the great figures of the fairy tale and storytelling tradition, a beloved writer famous for "The Snow Queen, The Little Mermaid, The Ugly Duckling, The Red Shoes", and many other now classic tales. Jack Zipes broadens our understanding of Anderson by exploring the relation of the Danish writer's work to the development of literature and of the fairy tale in particular. Based on thirty-five years of research and writing on Andersen, this new book is a welcome reconsideration of Andersen's place and of his reception in English-speaking countries and on film.

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