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Is it an allegory??

posted 4 Jan 2013, 01:38 by Sandra Kirby
We learned a lot about Hans ChristianAndersen last night and thought it was worth sharing.

Did you know that HCA:
was a vegetarian
Suffered from acrophobia
Stayed so long with his "friend" Charles Dickens and his family that Charles asked him to leave
Was gay 
lived ( and died) with his long time lover and his wife.  The 3 of the were buried together - later HCA as exhumed and moved to a grave on his own

And finally The Ugly Duckling was an allegory for growing up gay??

Such a lot we didn't know about HCA when we we in Copenhagen with Mark and Stacey



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