Andersen and the community of tellers

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_7543044AF268
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Andersen and the community of tellers
Périodique
Aktualitet : Litteratur, Kultur og Medier
Auteur(s)
François Cyrille
ISSN
2446-1296
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
2019
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
13
Numéro
1
Pages
134-147
Langue
anglais
Résumé
With the publication of the Brothers Grimm’s “Kinder- und Hausmarchen”, folkloristics emerged as a new discipline, and a European community of tellers was born and was soon to become a global community. Readers and editors have considered, and still often consider, Hans Christian Andersen to be representative of this genre of tales, together with the Grimms and Perrault. But while Andersen could be seen to take his place in this folk tale trend with his first tale, “Dødningen,” published in 1830, he arguably remained an outsider in the community of tellers by using tales in a different manner in his literary work. Choosing to tell stories in his own voice rather than using the people’s voice, Andersen’s real interest was to be part of a literary community. This paper examines the question of community to better understand the specificity of Andersen’s tales, and shows how the author chose to take his own path rather than to follow the broader trend of 19th century tale-writers.
Mots-clé
Andersen, rewriting, Danish literature, editorial history, tales
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17/01/2019 15:20
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20/08/2019 14:32
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