New publication from Professor Anne-Marie Mai: "Danish literature in the 20th and the early 21st century"


How did Denmark, shaken to its core by doubt and misfortune as the 20th century began, rise to assume its pre-eminent place in the modern social-democratic imaginary? A monumental work of scholarly synthesis that is also inspired by the New Historical eye for the glittering fragment, Anne-Marie Mai's history of modern Danish literature is also a history of Denmark itself as it is captured in the ever-surprising innovations of its artists.
Bruce Robbins, Old Dominion Foundation Professor in the Humanities, Department of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University.

True to form, Anne-Marie Mai weaves a rich and complex tapestry that allows international readers to navigate the complex cultural and historical backdrop of modern Danish literature. A truly staggering amount of material is presented with verve, precision and deep scholarly insights; a brilliant distillation of a large corpus of works covering more than a century of modern Danish literature.

Click here to read an excerpt from the book.

Anne-Marie Mai: "Danish literature in the 20th and the early 21st century" is published at the University Press of Southern Denmark.

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