List of abstracts for the IV International HCA conference - Hans Christian Andersen between children's literature and adult literature
Encyclopaedic Portraits of HCA
I'd like to show the general knowledge about HCA in today Poland. A review of contents of encyclopaedic and lexicographic entries in cotemporary Polish encyclopaedias and lexicons ought to answer the question.'What may Poles learn about Andersen during reading of Polish encyclopaedias and lexicons edited for the last 25 yars in Poland'.
Polish encyclopaedias and lexicons edited for the last 25 years in Poland present Danish poet and children's writer with perfuncuoriness, and it seems that Andersen, the greatest of European literary fairy tales-writeers, has not entered as 'a man of his time (19thc.) and space (Europe) into consciousness of contemporary Poles for good.