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When Tutelary Tales (Formynder-fortællinger) was first published in Denmark in 1964, a reviewer wrote, "If Danish were a global language, I believe Tutelary Tales would rapidly gain a world-wide audience." That is likely to happen now that Paula Hostrup-Jessen has translated into English this collection of striking short stories by Villy Sørensen, whose position as a leadi
Paperback, 256 pages
Published 1999 by Gyldendal (first published January 1st 1964)
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Chris Herdt
I recently recommended--on Twitter no less--that people read the opening story, "A Tale of Glass." Yes, on Twitter, I recommended people read a translation of a half-century old Danish tale now fallen out-of-print, rarely available even used because of the short print run. I must have lost hold of my senses.

Surreal parables that I think should delight any Kafka or Borges fan. Maybe your library has a copy.
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Villy Sørensen (13 January 1929 – 16 December 2001) was a Danish short-story writer, philosopher and literary critic of the Modernist tradition. His fiction was heavily influenced by his philosophical ideas, and he has been compared to Franz Kafka in this regard. He is the most influential and important Danish philosopher since Søren Kierkegaard.

Born in Copenhagen, Sørensen graduated from the Vest
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