Along with Aesop and the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen ranks among the greatest writers of fairy tales. Famous tales include 'The Little Mermaid', 'The Emperor's New Suit', 'The Pen and Inkstand', and 'The Ugly Duckling'. This title examines the major works of Hans Christian Andersen through full-length critical essays. In addition, the book features a chronology of the author's life, an introductory essay written by Harold Bloom, an index, a bibliography, and a chronology.
CONTENTS Editor's Note Introduction (Harold Bloom) Introduction to Hans Christian Andersen (Elias Bredsdorff) The Fairy Tale of Andersen's Life (Wolfgang Lederer) Andersen's Literary Work (Wolfgang Lederer)
Andersen's Heroes and Heroines: Relinquishing the Reward (Celia Catlett Anderson) Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales and Stories: Secrets, Swans, and Shadows (Jon Cech) Nemesis of Mimesis: The Problem of Representation in H.C. Andersen's Psychen (Karin Sanders) Hans Christian Andersen - The Journey of His Life (Hans Christian Andersen) War (Alison Prince) Hans Christian Andersen and the European Literary Tradition (Niels Kofoed) Heroes in Hans Christian Andersen's Writings (Aage Jørgensen) Kiss of the Muse: 1860 - 1865 (Jackie Wullschlager) Counteracting the Fall: "Sneedronningen" and "Iisjomfruen" (Jørgen Dines Johansen)
Chronology Contributors Bibliography Acknowledgments Index