Isak Dinesen

Isak Dinesen

Gothic Storyteller

Book - 2004
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As a girl growing up on the family estate in Denmark, Karen Dinesen loved listening to the stories her father recounted about his travels. After his sudden death, Karen became convinced she was to carry on her father's storytelling tradition. She married Baron Bror Blixen-Finecke in 1914, and then moved with him to Africa to run a struggling coffee plantation. The challenge and thrill of living in a new land brought out strengths in Dinesen that enabled her to survive divorce, death of loved ones, bankruptcy, and her own prolonged illness. After returning to Denmark in 1931, she began writing down the stories she had once told to friends in Africa. She published the stories under the name Isak Dinesen and, within five years of departing Africa, she had become one of the world's most successful writers. Twice nominated for the Nobel Prize, her work has been adapted into awardwinning movies and continues to delight readers today. Book jacket.
Publisher: Greensboro, N.C. : M. Reynolds, [2004]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2004
ISBN: 9781931798174
Branch Call Number: YA B D612L 2004
Characteristics: 128 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm

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