Nightingales, mermaids and aching teeth: discussing H. C. Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales have found their indisputable place on the bookshelves of Czech homes as well as in the hearts of generations of young readers. But…

Who are the tales actually written for? Who was in fact this H. C. Andersen? Who has aching teeth in his fairy tales? Is Andersen well-translated into Czech or just badly retold? And where come all the bruises from in the Princess and the Pea?

Helena Březinová (teaching Scandinavian literature at Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague), the author of Nightingales, mermaids and aching teeth, and Karolína Stehlíková will discuss not only those questions, but also other “adult” aspects that can be found in the books of this world-famous tale-teller.

The discussion takes place on the 5th of February at 19.00 at Café Trojka.

In Czech.
Free admission.

Organised by the Scandinavian House in Prague, Café Trojka, the publishing house Host and the Embassy of Denmark in Prague.