Vejen til Emil Aarestrup
(Nederst findes anmeldelsen oversat til engelsk af Benedicte Aarestrup)
Engelsk oversættelse ved Benedicte Aarestrup:
Peer Aarestrup made a quite excellent and well written novel about one of Denmark's national literary treasures, poet and doctor Emil Aarestrup, one of Peer Aarestrup ancestors. Based on the novel's title, "The Road to Emil Aarestrup", one can expect to get an introduction to his life and a characterization of his universe. And one gets plenty of both.
In his novel, Peer Aarestrup invites the reader to meet various contemporary celebrities; Kierkegaard, Mrs. Heiberg, generals and lords, and of course, poet and friend Chr. Winther, whose lady friend he secretly desires. One wonders, did Emil Aarestrup really meet Hans Christion Andersen in Odense, or is this sweet fiction? If it is not documented, it certainly is plausible.