Branner, Hans Christian

Branner, Hans Christian, 1903–66, Danish writer. Branner's early novels, often concerned with the irrational fears of childhood, include The Child Playing on the Shore (1937). With The Riding Master (1949 tr. 1951) he turned to more complex Freudian themes, expressed in an increasingly symbolic vein. Later works include the plays Siblings (1952 tr. The Judge, 1955) and Nobody Knows the Night (1955), and a volume of poems, Ariel (1963).

See study by T. L. Markey (1973).

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