The Dangerous Age by Karin Michaëlis


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Title: The Dangerous Age



Release Date: November 28, 2004 [EBook #14187]

Language: English

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_THE DANGEROUS AGE_




_LETTERS AND FRAGMENTS FROM A WOMAN'S DIARY_



_NEW YORK: JOHN LANE COMPANY. MCMXI_




TO

MY DEAR BROTHER-IN-LAW

BARON YOOST DAHLERUP







Here is a strange book. A novel from the North, its solid structure, its
clear, unadorned form are purely Latin. A woman's novel, in its integral
and violent sincerity it can only be compared to certain famous
masculine confessions.


Dangerous Age_ is not her first book; but it is, I feel sure, the first
that has been translated into French. Naturally enough the
Danish-Scandinavian literature is transmitted in the first instance
through newspapers and reviews, and through German publishers. This is
the result of local proximity and the affinity of language. Several

Dangerous Age_; but none of them had awakened the same keen curiosity,
provoked such discussion, or won such success as this book. In all the
countries of Central Europe the most widely read novel at the present
moment is _The Dangerous Age_. Edition succeeds edition, and the fortune
of the book has been increased by the quarrels it has provoked; for it
has been much discussed and criticised, not on account of its literary
value, which is incontestable, but because of the idea which animates
it.

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