Comments on literature, the arts, and popular culture from Denny Hartford, Director of Vital Signs Ministries.
Friday, December 14, 2012
A Fairy Tale Discovery
A Danish historian says he has discovered what he believes is a previously unknown fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen.
Retired historian Esben Brage said Thursday he found the six-page text in early October while searching in the National Archives through boxes that had belonged to wealthy families from Andersen's home-town of Odense in central Denmark.
"I was ecstatic. I immediately contacted the curator to tell him about my discovery. I had never imagined this," Brage said…