“Everything you look at can be turned into a story ... you can make a tale of everything you touch.” ~ Hans Christian Andersen, “The Elder Tree Mother”
Classic fairy tale creator, Hans Christian Andersen, (April 2, 1805 to Aug. 4, 1875) lived in Denmark and was a product of two towns, two social environments, two worlds and two ages. He was not known for being a good student. Both as a man and as a writer he thus continually developed and changed, but was also in constant dialogue with himself and even at times at war with himself. Thus his social rise provides the direct and indirect motif in many of his tales, novels and plays, both as a productive source in his search for a new and more comprehensive identity and as a source of perpetual and unresolved traumas. He is the legendary author of such works as The Little Mermaid, The Ugly Duckling, Brothers Grim, Frozen, The Snow Queen and many others.
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