Hans Christian Andersen : a new life /

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Main Author: Andersen, Jens, 1955-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:Woodstock, N.Y. : Overlook Press, c2005.
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Table of Contents:
  • Translator's Note
  • Foreword
  • 1. Arrival (1819-1822)
  • A Son of Nature
  • The Courage to Have Talent
  • Dance Pupil
  • Entering the Golden Age
  • Hans Christian Andersen's Debut
  • A Heathen Sense of Nature
  • The Gentle Power of Love
  • 2. In the House of Education (1822-1827)
  • The Art of Instilling an Education
  • From Heaven to Hell and Helsingor
  • A Potpourri of Poetry
  • Religious and Poetic Maturation
  • The Dying Child
  • Liberation
  • 3. Wild Like a Poet (1827-1832)
  • Father Collin
  • The Hebraic Muller
  • Romantic Walking Tour to Amager
  • Playwright and Academic
  • The Shadow Picture, Riborg Voigt
  • Andersen's Order of Nuns
  • Dear Froken Louise!
  • 4. Your Only Fault Was Love (1832-1836)
  • The Men of Romanticism
  • Brothers in Joy and Pain
  • Twin Souls
  • Say "Du" to Me
  • Edvard Collin's Book About Andersen
  • Nameless Love
  • I Want to Be Kissed Too
  • Our Child Agnete
  • The Androgynous One
  • The Improvisatore
  • Wedding in the Collin Family
  • 5. In Fairy Land (1835-1840)
  • The First Fairy Tales
  • The Cult of Childhood
  • The Manifesto of the Fantastic
  • Where Did the Fairy Tale Come From?
  • Kierkegaard and Andersen
  • Eternal Rivals
  • 6. Distant Shores (1840-1846)
  • Critical Headwinds
  • Dining with the Form Cutters Guild
  • Success at the Royal Theater
  • Fru Heiberg
  • "The Show-Off"
  • By Railroad Through Europe
  • Lovers' Go-Between
  • The Hereditary Grand Duke Carl Alexander
  • Falling in Love with Jenny Lind
  • Reunion with Weimar
  • He Is Not a She
  • 7. The Water of Life (1846-1850)
  • The German Autobiography
  • His Childhood Home
  • The Swamp in Only a Fiddler
  • Immoral Fyn
  • Was He the Son of a King?
  • Free Shoemaker and Free Thinker
  • The Odd Father and Son
  • God or Napoleon
  • Anne Marie Andersdatter
  • A Woman with Second Sight from Fyn
  • His Mother's Imploring Letters and Her Death
  • Sister Karen
  • Swinging London 1847
  • Distant Political Clouds
  • 8. The Path from Nature to God (1850-1860)
  • The Modern Breakthrough During the Golden Age
  • Lovely Dresden
  • Wagner and Liszt
  • Kaulbach and King Max
  • Rebelling Against Orsted
  • Falling-Out with Charles Dickens
  • 9. Among Brothers (1860-1870)
  • Traveling as a Means of Rejuvenation
  • With Jonas Collin in Spain, 1862-1863
  • Two Strange Birds
  • The Swarm of Confidants
  • The Trembling Eyeglasses of the Traveling Life
  • A Visit to Portugal, 1866
  • At a Brothel in Paris
  • 10. The Man in the Moon (1870-1875)
  • Collages of Words and Pictures
  • Many Picture Books
  • Writing with Scissors
  • Bella Italia
  • Eroticism in Naples
  • Innocence as Religion
  • Childhood Faith
  • A God Dwells Within Us
  • The Author and Death
  • Morphine
  • The Last Journey
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Illustration Credits

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