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From: Hans Christian Andersen: A Poet in Time[(essay date 1999) In the following essay, Jørgensen describes the various types of heroic characters that appear in Andersen's works.] A Son of the People Let us begin in medias res: with a fabulous main character...
From: Scandinavian Studies[(essay date summer 2006) In the following essay, Stougaard-Nielsen examines Andersen's fascination with popular culture and the author's interpretation of nineteenth-century advances in lighting and visual technology as...
From: Fabula[(essay date 2005) In the following essay, Ingwersen focuses upon Andersen's "complicated relationship" with his readers, and how the author portrayed his audience in his works.] The [quotation "I have come to despise...
From:Forum for World Literature Studies (Vol. 3, Issue 2) Peer-ReviewedThe article shows how Andersen's narrative technique discards both the syntagmatic and the paradigmatic approach to the fairy tale, in that the story reverses or inverts the fairy tale structure, thus becoming modern...
From: New Literary History[(essay date autumn 2003) In the following essay, Robbins illustrates the narrative complexity of "The Emperor's New Clothes," reading the story as a literary, social, and political commentary.] "Custom," continues the...
From: Marvels & Tales[(essay date 2006) In the following essay, Briggs studies Andersen's reception in England and his impact on English authors and literature.] "The Flying Trunk" is a story about the effects of storytelling, and in this...
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