Hans Christian Andersen, folk tradition, writing
"I am as water," Hans Christian Andersen wrote in a letter of 1855. "Everything moves me. Everything is reflected in me. I suppose it is part of my writer's nature, and often I have had pleasure and blessing from it, but it is often also a torment."
Andersen, Hans Christian and Oates,, Joyce Carol reviewer
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8, Article 12.
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