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H. C. Branner

Biography

Hans Christian Branner was born in 1903 in Ordrup, a suburb of Copenhagen. His father was a teacher. He started his career as an actor but was unsuccessful and then went to work for a publishing house. Only after he married, did he take up writing, at the suggestion of his wife. He started writing short stories, with his first story Surdejen [The Leaves], covering one of his favourite themes, the influence of childhood trauma on adulthood He was originally a playwright both for theatre and radio but later wrote short stories and novels. He died in 1966.

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Bibliography

1936 Legetøj: en roman om en forretning
1937 Barnet leger ved stranden
1939 Om lidt er vi borte
1941 Drømmen om en kvinde
1942 Historien om Børge (The Story of Börge)
1944 To minutters stilhed (Two Minutes of Silence)
1945 Digteren og pigen: glimt af mig selv (The Poet and the Girl)
1947 Angst
1949 Rytteren (The Riding Master)
1950 Humanismens krise : eneren og massen (with Martin A Hansen)
1952 Søskende: skuespil i tre akter (The Judge)
1953 Bjergene: 2 noveller (The Mountains)
1954 Hundrede kroner
1955 Ingen kender natten (No Man Knows the Night)
1956 Vandring langs floden: prosastykker
1957 Barndommens mose
1957 De blaa undulater
1957 Kunstens uafhængighed: tale holdt i studenterforeningen den 24. november
1958 Thermopylae: skuespil i fire akter (Thermopylae: A Play in Four Acts)
1960 Et spil om kærligheden og døden
1962 Røde heste i sneen: et H.C. Branner-udvalg
1962 Sidst i august
1963 Ariel
1964 Den lille vilde busk (with Birte Seir)
1965 Fem radiospil: Eftermæle; Nattetegn; Hundrede kroner; Jeg elsker dig; Mørket mellem træerne
1966 Et udvalg ved Sven Møller Kristensen i med Karen Margrethe Branner
1968 Tre skuespil: Rytteren; Søskende; Thermopyle
1969 Om lidt er vi borte og To minutters stilhed
1995 Hannibals træsko og andre noveller
1997 Drømmeren og andre noveller