Biography Andersen Hans Christian

(1805-75), a Danish writer. The glory of the world brought fairy tales, which combine romance and realism, fantasy and humor, satirical beginning with irony. Based on folklore (“Fire”), imbued with humanism, lyricism and humor (“Steadfast Tin Soldier”, “Ugly Duckling”, “Little Mermaid”, “Snow Queen”), tales condemn social inequality, selfishness, self-interest, self-righteousness of the powerful (“The New Dress of the King”). Poems, plays, novels (“Improvisator”, 1835; “Only a violinist”, 1837), autobiography “The Tale of My Life” (1846).
The outrage of Andersen’s contemporaries evoked the fairy tale “The New Dress of the King” and “The Fire”. Critics saw in them the lack of morality and respect for high personalities. This, first of all,...

was observed in that scene, when a dog brings a princess at night to a soldier in the closet. Contemporaries believed that fairy tales are intended exclusively for children and did not feel the originality of the creative manner of the Danish writer. However, contemporaries knew, unlike us not only Andersen the storyteller, because his creative heritage is much broader: 5 novels and the story “Lucky Per”, more than 20 plays, countless poems, 5 books of travel essays, memoirs “The Tale of My Life” , extensive correspondence, diaries. And all these different genre works in their own way contributed to the creation of the original literary tale of Andersen,


Biography Andersen Hans Christian