Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller

Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller

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Isak Dinesen is the only comprehensive biography of one of the greatest storytellers of our time. The stories she told, in Seven Gothic Tales, Anecdotes of Destiny, Last Tales, and her magnificent memoir, Out of Africa, established Isak Dinesen as a major twentieth-century author, twice nominated for the Nobel Prize. Yet the strange relationship between her art and her life produced one narrative that even this great storyteller could never tell - the story of her own life. With exceptional grace, Judith Thurman's classic work explores Dinesen's life - her privileged but unhappy childhood in Denmark, her marriage to Baron Blixen and their immigration to Africa on the eve of World War I, and her passionate affair with Denys Finch Hatton. Until the appearance of this book, the life and art of Isak Dinesen have been - as Dinesen herself wrote of two lovers in a tale - "a pair of locked caskets, each containing the key to the other." Judith Thurman has provided the master key to them both.

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  • ISBN 13: 9780312135256
  • ISBN 10: 0312135254
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  • Language: English
  • Pages: 496
  • Size: 9.27" l x 6.00" w x 1.41" h

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