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You’ll Always Have a Friend Wearing Cursed Red Shoes

One thing you’ll notice in the works of Hans Christian Andersen is an obsession with shoes. The impression given is that a lot of people in Denmark in Andersen’s time couldn’t afford shoes and had to go barefoot in the … Continue reading

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H.C. Andersen 360

The Annotated Hans Christian Andersen, annotated by Maria Tatar – This book, with notes by the same person who did The Annotated Brothers Grimm, was a gift from Tavie. I’d read some of Andersen’s stories before, but many of them … Continue reading

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