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Copenhagen Tales

The Danish love of story-telling is richly demonstrated in this unique anthology of 17 tales drawn from the canon of Danish literature over the past two hundred years. Together these stories present a unique view of the city of Copenhagen.

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Exploring the many moods of the Danish capital.From the narrow twisting streets of the old town centre to the shady docklands, this rich anthology captures the essence of Copenhagen and its many faces. Through seventeen tales by some of the very best of Denmark's writers past and present, we travel the length and breadth of the Danish capital examining famous sights from unique perspectives. A guide book usefully informs a new visitor to Copenhagen but these stories allow the reader to experience the city and its history from the inside.


Hans Christian Andersen: The Water Drop Henrik Pontoppidan: Twice Met Bjarne Reuter: A Tricky Moment Eugen Kluev: To Catch A Dane Dan Turèll: Willasden Tove Ditlevsen: Eggnog Søren 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

Book Title

Copenhagen Tales


Oxford University Press UK


Oxford University Press UK


Fiction – General



Date Published

December 2014



Weight0.300 kg


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