Fumiko had locked herself in her room. No amount of pleading or bargaining seemed to sway her resolve not to come out. She lived three doors away, coming and going as she pleased, and it took a whole day for me to notice that anything was amiss. On the third day, I went to see the superintendent; I got as far as his door when it occurred to me that I could be making a terrible mistake. My student identification card, along with my student visa, had expired a long time ago. The last thing I wanted was to get deported.
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Elias Bredsdorff, the biographer of Hans Christian Andersen, who said that his mission was to liberate Andersen from the nursery bookshelf and establish him as a serious author, died Aug. He was The book was part biography and part critical analysis of Andersen's literary output, which included poetry, travel books, several novels and more than fairy tales. Bredsdorff, who showed how Andersen injected details from his own troubled life into his work, complained that the tales in particular were bowdlerized and sweetened by Victorian British translators. Bredsdorff added that in Denmark, ''as indeed in many other parts of the world,'' Andersen is considered ''a very great writer whose appeal is as great to adults as it is to children. Elias Bredsdorff, the son of a high school headmaster, was born in Copenhagen on Jan.
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Look Inside. Oct 17, ISBN years. With art so stunning it glistens like freshly fallen snow, this cozy Christmas tale is an essential treasure for anyone celebrating the holiday season! Bursting with gorgeous illustrations that accompany the lyrics to this classic carol, the festive artwork and jolly characters capture all the merriment of the popular Yuletide tune. The joyful pictures and beloved song are sure to make this a recurring holiday favorite.