"The Diary of a Parish Clerk and Other Stories
Selected Short Stories
By (author) Steen Steensen Blicher
Edited by Paula Hostrup-Jessen
Foreword by Margaret Drabble
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Diary of a Parish Clerk and Other Stories by Steen Steensen Blicher
Book DescriptionThe nineteenth-century Danish writer, Steen Steensen Blicher deserves to stand alongside the great writers of world literature, from Boccaccio to Maupassant, and this selection of his work will make a group of his most important stories available in the English-speaking world. These reveal not only the writer himself but the country and culture which formed him in the early years of the nineteenth century. Although his subject matter is deeply and truly that of Denmark, his account of human relationships is timeless and he deploys the true storytellers art.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780485115000
(140mm x 216mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Steen Steensen Blicher
Paula Hostrup-Jessen was born in London in 1930, where she studied medicine. After moving to Denmark in 1963, she has worked as a freelance translator. Several of her translations of nineteenth-century and contemporary Danish classics have appeared in Britian and the USA. In 1990 she was awarded the Danish Writers Association's prize for literary translation. In 1996 she was awarded the Blicher Prize.
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