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Titel: Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen
Verlag: Viking Press/Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Inhaltsangabe: Hans Christian A ndersen, without knowing it, prescribed a healthy tonic for more than one writer in England and A merica. It would be a pity not to acknowledge this. He was not well known in either country when Mary Howitt published her translations of his stories in England. Perhaps her intimacy with Frederica Bremer, theS wedish novelist, opened the way to her acquaintance with theD anish story-teller. The children of England and America had the first benefit of this invasion of theD ane. For, by a rather provoking law, it will happen that the literature of chiljood is sadly apt to fall into the ruts of sentimentalists or of mechanics. Anybody can write a childs book is the false theory of publishers in the decline which comes upon childrens books once in a generation. As an experienced editor once said to me, ninety-nine hundredths of the articles sent to him about boys and girls are written by ladies who never had the charge of either boy or girl. Into the midst of books thus written down for children there comes, once in a generation, such a revelation as the publication of Grimm sF airy Tales made early in this century, as the appearance in England of Andersen schildren sstories, made. And again, such as children enjoyed whenS tevenson spoems for them appeared. Probably Stevenson spoems would not have been written but for such prose poems as The Constant Tin Soldier. For certain soldiers lately dead Our reverent dirge shall here be said: Them, when their martial leader called, IN odread preparative appalled, But leaden-hearted, leaden-heeled, I marked them steadfast in the field. Death grimly sided with the foe, And smote each leaden hero low; Proudly they perished one by one; The dread pea-cannon swork was done IO hnot for them the tears we shed, Consigned to their congenial lead ;B ut while unmoved their sleep they take, We mourn for their dear capt
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