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From the Hans Christian Andersen biography "The Life of Hans Christian Andersen. Day By Day", written by DPhil Johan de Mylius:

1827


17th August ff.

Has several poems published in Johan Ludvig Heiberg's periodical, "Kjbenhavns Flyvende Post" (Copenhagen's Flying Post), which embraced the new style in literature, "the form school" and established Heiberg as the leading critic of the day. Heiberg was also the leading playwright and dramaturge. HCA had met Heiberg at one of his weekly Friday dinners at the home of H.C. rsted.

25 September

The poem "Det Dende Barn" (The Dying Child) - one of HCA's most famous - is printed in A.P Liunges paper, "Kbenhavnsposten" (The Copenhagen Post), with a German translation next to it, written by HCA's acquaintance from Elsinore, Ludolph Schley (later, in December 1828, it was reprinted in Heiberg's periodical, Copenhagen's Flying Post. The translation had first been printed, anonymously - without HCA's knowledge, in a newspaper in Libau in East Prussia (summer of 1827), where Schley had arrived as Swedish secretary to the Consulate after leaving Elsinore in 1826).

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