Hans Christian Andersen | Critical Essay by Karin Sanders

This literature criticism consists of approximately 35 pages of analysis & critique of Hans Christian Andersen.
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Critical Essay by Karin Sanders

SOURCE: Sanders, Karin. “Nemesis of Mimesis: The Problem of Representation in H. C. Andersen's ‘Psychen.1’” Scandinavian Studies 64, no. 1 (1992): 1-25.

In the following essay, Sanders investigates how the art of sculpture subverts understandings of gender markings in Andersen's tale “Psychen.”

“Pip! Det er det Skønne!”(2) 

During his impressionable first visit to Rome in 1833-1834, Hans Christian Andersen observed the digging of a grave for a young nun who had just died. In the grave a statue of Bacchus was unearthed. Nearly thirty years later, in 1861, this memory was transformed or “translated” to “Psychen.” The “translation” of Bacchus to Psyche seems to have caused the author considerable problems but manages nonetheless to raise...

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