Copenhagen Tales - Helen Constantine, Lotte Shankland
Oxford University Press

Copenhagen Tales - Helen Constantine, Lotte Shankland

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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. These stories allow the reader to experience the city and its history from the inside.

Stories Include ...

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

Reviews & Awards

"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

Paperback

376 Pages