Possibly because the men were all outdoors shooting animals and clearing land, the best-known chroniclers of the romantic, improbable lives led by white settlers in British East Africa have been women: Isak Dinesen
, Beryl Markham, and Elspeth Huxley.
expressed in her fabulous fictions an ethos brave,
, Isak, Out of Africa, The Modern Library, New York, 1952
, who has done so much to make available the documentation of the poet's life, traces the evidence for the delayed trauma from the effects of persecution, the so-called 'survivor syndrome', in as yet unpublished autobiographical and artistic statements to do with exile, the death of the poet's mother, Wiedergutmachung, her break-down and mourning work, all of which is highly important for an understanding of Sachs's situation and poetic output.
In adapting Isak Dinesen
's 1950 short story (published originally in Ladies Home Journal), Isaacson mounts his own literary insurrection, turning the text, as well as the Academy award-winning 1988 film, inside out.
Efflatounaria is a dioecious brooder, but the overwhelming majority of new colonies are derived asexually by fission (Dinesen
scholars, while certainly not ignoring the culinary aspects of the tale, have tended to concentrate their analyses on the question of artistic creation, on the conflict between the aesthetic and the ascetic, and, more recently, on the specificity of the woman as artist and creator.
American Book Awards were presented for the following: fiction, The Color Purple by Alice Walker; biography, Isak Dinesen
by Judith Thurman; history, Voices of Protest: Huey Long, Father Coughlin and the Great Depression by Alan Brinkley; general nonfiction, China: Alive in the Bitter Sea by Fox Butterfield; poetry, Selected Poems by Galway Kinnell and Country Music by Charles Wright.
More than twenty-five years ago Robert Langbaum felt compelled to risk his emerging reputation as a critic to defend Isak Dinesen
against the claim that she lingered a bit too much in the nineteenth century: he argued that she was not merely a worker of the pastiche, and that her concerns were indeed those of the twentieth century; that she did not merely rework the tired tenets of romanticism, but pushed those parameters further, giving a twentieth-century understanding to the term.
Auden, On This Island; Picasso, Guernica; Tolkien, The Hobbit; Dinesen
, Out of Africa; Auden leaves Spain to travel
For example, in Alam and Dinesen
(1984) there is no age distribution.