Journey in Blue by Stig Dalager
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Journey in Blue
By Stig Dalager

Journey in Blue

A Novel About H.C. Andersen

By (author) See other recent books by Stig Dalager
Translated by John Mason See other recent books by John Mason
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $27.60
Your Price: $24.84 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $2.76! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.24 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 10-12 days

Journey in Blue by Stig Dalager

Book Description

Can conventional biography truly bring a world-famous person to life - someone who died long ago? How do you inhabit an interior world that has never been documented? In this absorbing novel, Stig Dalager has imagined the complex personality of Hans Christian Andersen to create a portrait of the writer that has been praised as the most vivid, realistic interpretation of his life so far attempted. From boyhood, Andersen's life is paraded before the reader in fragments as morphine is administered to him in his final days. The master storyteller's interactions with his friends, benefactors, enemies and others who influenced his life and work reveal how he transformed his experiences into literature - including his celebrated fairytales. Yet his painful search for artistic validation and religious certainty, combined with other longings that Andersen is unable to identify or control, leave him alienated and unable to understand why people should have ambiguous feelings towards him and his writings. This much-acclaimed novel is Dalager's first to appear in English and takes the reader on a journey through the spirit and imagination of one of the great names in world literature. Published little more than a year ago in Denmark, thirteen foreign-language editions are already available or in preparation. "Journey in Blue" has been a huge critical and commercial success in Denmark. Language rights have already been sold to thirteen countries with more to come. Interest in Andersen has rocketing with the bicentenary of his birth celebrated this year. Stig Dalager's previous novel was voted the fourth 'Most Important Danish Work of the twentieth century' in a recent literary survey. Dalager currently has four works being adapted for movie release 2005 - 2007.

Buy Journey in Blue book by Stig Dalager from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780720612691
ISBN-10: 0720612691
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 144mm x 26mm)
Pages: 246
Imprint: Peter Owen Publishers
Publisher: Peter Owen Publishers
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Books By Author Stig Dalager

David's Story by Stig Dalager David's Story, Paperback (February 2010)

A fast-paced, gritty WWII historical novel for teens/adults, based on diaries and memoirs of holocaust survivors.

» View all books by Stig Dalager


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Journey in Blue book by Stig Dalager and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Author Biography - Stig Dalager

STIG DALAGER (born in 1952) is the author of novels, poetry and short story collections as well as plays, television and film scripts. One of Denmark's most distinguished writers, his internationally known works include the Sarajevo play I Count the Hours and The Dream, both premiered at the famous La Mama Theatre in New York. His novel Two Days in July about Claus von Stauffenberg and the plot to kill Hitler is soon to be a major film by Joseph Vielsmaier, director of Stalingrad. Dalager's play Lord and Shadow, an interpretation of H.C.Andersen and his world, was staged at the Scena Theatre in Washington, D.C. This year the play will be staged in New York, Rome, Moscow, Warsaw and Beijing.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Stig Dalager close
David's Story by Stig Dalager
Recent books by John Mason close
Cold War by John Mason
Patrick Moore's Yearbook of Astronomy 2016 by John Mason
Cae Siete Veces, Levantate Ocho by John Mason
Fall Seven Times Stand Up Eight by John Mason
Enemy Called Average (Updated and Expanded) by John Mason
Know Your Limits - Then Ignore Them by John Mason
Patrick Moore's Yearbook of Astronomy by John Mason
Carlos Aldama's Life in Bata by John Mason
You're Born an Original - Don't Die a Copy by John Mason
Pathways to Excellence: Computing and ICT Level 3 by John Mason
Comments on the Last Edition of Shakespeare's Plays. (Additional Comments, Etc.). by John Mason
Believe You Can - The Power of a Positive Attitude by John Mason
Pathways to Excellence: Computing and ICT Level 4 by John Mason
Brief History of the Pequot War by John Mason
Growing Australian Natives by John Mason
Dare to be by John Mason
Designing and Using Mathematical Tasks by John Mason
Journey in Blue by John Mason
Haunted Houses of Britain and Ireland by John Mason
Developing Thinking in Geometry by John Mason
» close