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The Resource Icons of Danish modernity : Georg Brandes and Asta Nielsen, Julie K. Allen, (electronic resource)

Icons of Danish modernity : Georg Brandes and Asta Nielsen, Julie K. Allen, (electronic resource)

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Icons of Danish modernity : Georg Brandes and Asta Nielsen
Title
Icons of Danish modernity
Title remainder
Georg Brandes and Asta Nielsen
Statement of responsibility
Julie K. Allen
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Language
eng
Summary
"Julie Allen utilizes the lives and friendship of the Danish literary critic George Brandes (1842-1927) and the silent film star Asta Nielsen (1881-1972) to explore questions of culture and national identity in early twentieth-century Denmark. Danish culture and politics were influenced in this period by the country's deeply ambivalent relationship with Germany. Brandes and Nielsen, both of whom lived and worked in Germany for significant periods of time, were seen as dangerously cosmopolitan by the Danish public, even while they served as international cultural ambassadors for the very society that rejected them during their lifetimes. Allen argues that they were the prototypical representatives of a socially liberal and culturally modern "Danishness" (Danskhed) that Denmark itself only gradually (and later) grew into. This lively study brings its central characters to life while offering an original, thought provoking analysis of the origins and permutations of Danish modernism and Danish national identity--issues that continue to be significant in today's multi-ethnic Denmark. Icons of Danish Modernity is a book about the uneasy waves that arise when celebrities take on national symbolism, and the beginnings of this formula in the early twentieth century.Julie K. Allen is associate professor of Scandinavian studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison."Allen weaves a compelling cultural analysis about national identity and its mores. The juxtaposition of the works of Georg Brandes and Asta Nielsen is highly original and Allen's contribution offers a much-needed introduction to an English reading audience of these important cultural figures." -Karin Sanders, University of California, Berkeley"--
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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MiAaPQ
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
New directions in Scandinavian studies
Icons of Danish modernity : Georg Brandes and Asta Nielsen, Julie K. Allen, (electronic resource)
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Icons of Danish modernity : Georg Brandes and Asta Nielsen, Julie K. Allen, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
pt. 1. Georg Brandes -- pt. 2. Asta Nielsen
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Extent
xii, 283 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote

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