Little Claus and Big Claus

Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Publisher: Scandinavia Publishing House
ISBN: 8771326804
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 36
View: 3949
Thirty of Hans Christian Andersen's most cherished stories in single volumes Illustrator various artists. Known all over the world, these fairytales hold stories of great value and are a source of inspiration for both young and old.

The Complete Fairy Tales and Stories

Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307777898
Category: Fiction
Page: 1120
View: 9173
This definitive collection of work from Hans Christian Andersen—one of the immortals of world literature—not only includes his own notes to his stories but is the only version available in trade paperback that presents Andersen's fairy tales exactly as he collected them in the original Danish edition of 1874. Recognizing the literary merit of Andersen's own simple colloquial language, which Victorian translators and their imitators very often altered to sentimentalize or vulgarize, translator Erik Haugaard has remained faithful to the original text. The fairy tales Hans Christian Andersen wrote, such as "The Snow Queen," "The Ugly Duckling," "The Red Shoes," and "The Nightingale," are remarkable for their sense of fantasy, power of description, and acute sensitivity, and they are like no others written before or since. Unlike the Brothers Grimm, who collected and retold folklore, Andersen adopted the most ancient literary forms of the fairy tale and the folktale and distilled them into a genre that was uniquely his own.

The World and Its Rival

Essays on Literary Imagination in Honor of Per Nykrog
Author: Per Nykrog
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042006973
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 301
View: 3682
This volume assembles a wide range of scholars and critical methodologies to suggest multiple interpretations of the vital connection linking literary imagination and the human experience of reality. In varying ways and with varying intent, it speaks to the essential experience of participating in imaginative worlds, offering different accounts of how language signifies in real and imaginary contexts, and why people read and write rival realities. Taking as point of departure Aristotle's definition of poesis, it questions how literature stands in both mimetic and transformative relation to the givens of history, reworking them within the order of imagination and desire. Through historical, linguistic, and literary analysis of texts spanning nine centuries, it demonstrates how though it is irreducible to reality, literary imagination conveys something very real about the human response to the world, including the knowledge and power proper to such experience; neither history nor lie, it discloses a reality purged of extraneous detail, making what is essential to human experience more concentrated and dramatic. Thus made apparent is that literature and history do not exclude each other, but inform, correct, and supplement each other, underscoring the complexities of thought and imagination.

One Hundred Favorite Folktales

Author: Stith Thompson
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253201720
Category: Fiction
Page: 439
View: 6997
Presents the best-recognized form of popular tales from the oral traditions of many European nations

Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen - Illustrated by Arthur Rackham

Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 144654852X
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
View: 4819
This collection, Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen was originally published in 1932. It contains many of Hans Christian’s best-loved tales, and is illustrated by the charming colour plates and black and white drawings of Arthur Rackham. The stories include: ‘The Ugly Duckling’, ‘The Snow Queen’, ‘The Steadfast Tin Soldier’, ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’, ‘Thumbelina’, ‘The Princess and the Pea’, ‘The Little Match Girl’, ‘The Little Mermaid’, and many more. Hans Christian Andersen (1805 – 1875) was a Danish poet and author celebrated for his children’s stories but perhaps best known for his fables and fairy tales – meant for both adults and children. They were frequently written in a colloquial style, using idioms and spoken language in a manner previously unseen in Danish literature. Though simple at first glance, the ‘Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen’ often convey sophisticated moral teachings; in equal measure heart-breaking and heart-warming. It is also accompanied by a series of dazzling illustrations by Arthur Rackham (1867-1939). One of the most celebrated painters of the British Golden Age of Illustration (which encompassed the years from 1850 until the start of the First World War), Rackham’s artistry is quite simply, unparalleled. Throughout his career, he developed a unique style, combining haunting humour with dream-like romance. Presented alongside the text, his illustrations further refine and elucidate Andersen’s masterful storytelling.

Contributions to Sino-Tibetan Studies

Author: John F. McCoy,Timothy Light
Publisher: Brill Archive
ISBN: 9789004078505
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 477
View: 519

Fairy Tales from Before Fairy Tales

The Medieval Latin Past of Wonderful Lies
Author: Jan M. Ziolkowski
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472025228
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 512
View: 7795
When did fairy tales begin? What qualifies as a fairy tale? Is a true fairy tale oral or literary? Or is a fairy tale determined not by style but by content? To answer these and other questions, Jan M. Ziolkowski not only provides a comprehensive overview of the theoretical debates about fairy tale origins but includes an extensive discussion of the relationship of the fairy tale to both the written and oral sources. Ziolkowski offers interpretations of a sampling of the tales in order to sketch the complex connections that existed in the Middle Ages between oral folktales and their written equivalents, the variety of uses to which the writers applied the stories, and the diverse relationships between the medieval texts and the expressions of the same tales in the "classic" fairy tale collections of the nineteenth century. In so doing, Ziolkowski explores stories that survive in both versions associated with, on the one hand, such standards of the nineteenth-century fairy tale as the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, and Carlo Collodi and, on the other, medieval Latin, demonstrating that the literary fairy tale owes a great debt to the Latin literature of the medieval period. Jan M. Ziolkowski is the Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor of Medieval Latin at Harvard University.

Folklore of Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia

Author: Helen Creighton
Publisher: N.A
Category: Dance
Page: 163
View: 2512
Includes dances, games and songs.


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Biology
Page: N.A
View: 9493

Tales, Then and Now

More Folktales as Literary Fictions for Young Adults
Author: Anna E. Altmann,Gail De Vos
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563088315
Category: Education
Page: 296
View: 1771
A comprehensive compilation of reworkings of classic folk and fairy tales. The nature of folktales and their surrounding cultural contexts are examined; each story is accompanied by tale type numbers, motifs, lists of reworkings by genre, and author interpretation. An excellent resource for the study of tales.

Ausgewählte Märchen

Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3861958120
Page: 198
View: 2357
Ausgewahlte Marchen des wohl beruhmtesten danischen Schriftstellers, Hans Christian Andersen. In der deutschen Fassung von Julius Reuscher. Reproduktion des Originals.

A Companion to the Fairy Tale

Author: Hilda Roderick Ellis Davidson,Hilda Ellis Davidson,Anna Chaudhri,Derek Brewer
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
ISBN: 0859917843
Category: Social Science
Page: 294
View: 6872
Studies of the fairy tale describe different interpretations of the form and theories of its origin and transmission.

Wilfred Owen (Routledge Revivals)

Selected Poetry and Prose
Author: Jennifer Breen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317655249
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 268
View: 8525
First published in 1988, this annotated selection of Wilfred Owen’s poetry and prose provides a comprehensive one-volume text of his best work. As well as the war poems, it includes illuminating early pieces such as ‘Impressionist’ and ‘Little Claus and Big Claus’, which illustrate Owen’s early command of satire and narrative. The prose includes Owen’s well-known draft Preface and a wide range of his letters, showing the devotion he felt for his mother, his poetic development after meeting Siegfried Sassoon, and, above all, his war experiences. With a detailed introduction and helpful commentary, this timely reissue will be of particular value to A-Level and undergraduate students with an interest in the work of Wilfred Owen, his contemporaries, and the context of the First World War.

Tales and Stories by Hans Christian Andersen

Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 9780295800721
Category: Fiction
Page: 316
View: 3851
Stories that have delighted children and fascinated adults for over a century are the heritage of Hans Christian Andersen. This collection has been selected and translated with the growing audience of adults--both students and general readers--in mind, and displays the full range of Andersen�s authorship, from parable to science fiction. In this fresh, contemporary translation Rossel and Conroy have endeavored to �preserve for the English-speaking audience the engaging duplicity of Andersen�s style, the tension of play between his sympathetic conversational tone and his use of the studied effect.� This is a tension between the simplicity of stories intended to be read aloud to children ad the subtlety of the allegory skillfully woven into each for the adults who would be listening and �must have something to think about,� as Andersen said. The introductions provide an overview of Andersen�s life and struggle to become an author, as well as an analysis of his contributions as an artist and storyteller. Each story has also been provided with an endnote giving publication dates, information about the genesis of the tale, and relevant comments by Andersen and other. Readers who remember with nostalgia such tales as �The Ugly Duckling� and �The Little Match Girl� may be surprised to find the biting satire in many of the stories, such as �The Nightingale� and �The Gardener and the Lord and Lady,� the revealing self-portraits of the author in �The Sweethearts,� �The Butterfly,� and �The Shadow,� the mysticism of �The story of a Mother� and �The Bell� the prophetic quality of �In a Thousand Years Time,� and the complexity and charm of �the Snow Queen.� The book contains the drawings of Vilhelm Pedersen and Lorenz Frolich that originally appeared in the first illustrated Danish editions of Andersen�s tales and stories.

Hans Andersen's Fairy Tales

A Selection
Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192835079
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 349
View: 4080
This edition of twenty-six of Andersen's fairy tales includes an introduction, a chronology of the author's life and writings, and a bibliography.

The Story About the Story

Author: David Foster Wallace
Publisher: Tin House Books
ISBN: 1935639692
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 352
View: 9440
The essays in The Story About the Story Vol. II chart a trajectory that digs deep into the past and aims toward a future in which literature can play a new and more profound role in how we think, read, live, and write. In the second volume of The Story About the Story, editor J. C. Hallman continues to argue for an alternative to the staid five-paragraph-essay writing that has inoculated so many against the effects of good books. Writers have long approached writing about reading from an intensely personal perspective, incorporating their pasts and their passions into their process of interpretation. Never before collected in a single volume, the many essays Hallman has compiled build on the idea of a "creative criticism," and offers new possibilities for how to write about reading. The Story About the Story Vol. II documents not only an identifiable trend in writing about books that can and should be emulated, it also offers lessons from a remarkable range of celebrated authors that amount to an invaluable course on both how to write and how to read well. Whether they discuss a staple of the canon (Thomas Mann on Leo Tolstoy), the merits of a contemporary (Vivian Gornick on Grace Paley), a pillar of genre-writing (Jane Tompkins on Louis L’Amour), or, arguably, the funniest man on the planet (David Shields on Bill Murray), these essays are by turns poignant, smart, suggestive, intellectual, humorous, sassy, scathing, laudatory, wistful, and hopeful—and above all deeply engaged in a process of careful reading. The essays in The Story About the Story Vol. II chart a trajectory that digs deep into the past and aims toward a future in which literature can play a new and more profound role in how we think, read, live, and write.

Die Blumen der kleinen Ida

Author: Hans Christian Andersen
Publisher: Der Drehbuchverlag
ISBN: 3990428462
Category: Fiction
Page: 22
View: 3609
Kein Fest ohne Blumen! In seinem Märchen „Die Blumen der kleinen Ida" verdreht Hans Christian Andersen jedoch das Selbstverständliche und lässt die Blumen selber rauschende Feste feiern. Das bietet der kindlichen Fantasie ein herrliches Sprungbrett – und den wunderbar tröstlichen Gedanken, dass Blumen nur welken, weil sie nachts ausgelassen tanzen.