Isak Dinesen

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Dinesen, Isak

(ē`säk dē`nəsən), pseud. of

Baroness Karen Blixen,

1885–1962, Danish author, who wrote primarily in English. In 1914 she married Baron Blixen and went to live in British East Africa, on a coffee plantation. She was divorced in 1921 and took over the management of the plantation where she lived until 1931, when falling coffee prices forced her to return to Denmark. From her experiences she wrote her autobiographical Out of Africa (1937), which became a successful film. Dinesen is best known for her tales, many of which have eerie, supernatural elements. Her works include Seven Gothic Tales (1934), Winter's Tales (1943), Last Tales (1957), and Anecdotes of Destiny (1958). Writing despite severe illness, Dinesen finished the African sketches Shadows on the Grass in 1960.


See her Letters from Africa, 1919–1931 (1981); biography by P. Migel (1967) and studies by E. O. Johannesson (1961), R. W. Langbaum (1964), F. Lasson and C. Svendson (1970), D. Hannah (1971), J. Thurman (1982), and B. Wamberg, ed. (1985).

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Kristeva, for example, sees the collection's sketch of Isak Dinesen as completing a narrative arc begun in Arendt's earlier biographical treatment of Varnhagen: "From Rahel to Titania [Dinesen], the circle is closed, and Hannah already knows (the article is written in 1968) that her own life is from now on a true history, as much as it is a told story" (Kristeva 2001, 37).
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Die eerste ses gedigte teken Europese ontdekkers en koloniale figure wat hulle op een of ander manier aan Afrika gebonde voel, "moeisaam in skraal grond staanplek kry" (Lady Anne Barnard botaniseer")--onder andere Burton, Lady Anne, Isak Dinesen, Albert Schweitzer.
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.
They have three kids, sarcastic teen Debbie (Danielle Harris), chattering adopted wild child Donnie (Flea) and, a sort of Isak Dinesen meets Pippi Longstocking, the pig-tailed, brace-wearing Eliza (Lacey Chabert) who has been given the power to talk to animals by an African shaman.
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The two-room inn manages to be both rustic and elegant: picture Isak Dinesen at Bonanza.
With the general's last words, Isak Dinesen makes clear that this story about food is a story about mourning.
Out of Africa Memoir by Isak DINESEN, published in English in 1937 and translated the same year by the author into Danish as Den afrikanske Farm.