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Copenhagen Tales
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Table of Contents

Hans Christian Andersen: The Water Drop Henrik Pontoppidan: Twice Met Bjarne Reuter: A Tricky Moment Eugen Kluev: To Catch A Dane Dan Turell: Willasden Tove Ditlevsen: Eggnog Soren Kierkegaard: The Maids Jakob Ejersbo: The Bra Hans Christian Andersen: The Naughty Boy Jan Sonnergaard: Is There Life After Love? Katrine Marie Guldager: A Bench in Tivoli Naja Marie Aidt: As the Angels Fly Benny Anderson: The Trousers Meir Goldschmidt: Nightingale Anders Bodelsen: Amelie's Eyes Karen Blixen: Conversation One Night in Copenhagen Merete Bonnesen: The Night of Great Shared Happiness

About the Author

Helen Constantine taught languages in schools until 2000, when she became a full-time translator. She has published three volumes of translated stories, Paris Tales, French Tales, and Paris Metro Tales and is currently editing a series of 'City Tales' for Oxford University Press. She has translated Mademoiselle de Maupin by Theophile Gautier and Dangerous Liaisons by Choderlos de Laclos for Penguin and The Wild Ass's Skin by Balzac for OUP. She is married to the writer David Constantine. ; Lotte Shankland is a Copenhagener by birth who has lived many years in England. She moves easily between both cultures and languages but this is her first book to capitalize on the connection. Trained as an artist, she has taught widely in schools and the community in County Durham, where she has also founded a family firm to preserve the northern tradition of banner painting.

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This collection is a splendid celebration of Copenhagen. It is beautifully produced with an abundance of illustrations, many of them archival photographs, and it contains helpful introductions, notes and an indispensible map. * Times Literary Supplement, Paul Binding *
This collection is a splendid celebration of Copenhagen. It is beautifully produced with an abundance of illustrations, many of them archival photographs, and it contains helpful introductions, notes and an indispensable map. * Paul Binding, The Times Literary Supplement *
Sensitively edited by Helen Constantine and beautifully translated by Lotte Shankland, this eclectic anthology touches on mad kings, deliverance from enemy occupation, and the lot of Jewish-Danish immigrants in the city. * Good Book Guide *

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