Out of Isak Dinesen in Africa

Out of Isak Dinesen in Africa
Author: Linda Donelson
Pages: 381
ISBN: UOM:39015037495713
Available:
Release: 1995
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Out of Africa

Out of Africa
Author: Isak Dinesen
Pages: 255
ISBN: 9781551999401
Available:
Release: 2015-11-03
Editor: McClelland & Stewart
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An enthralling depiction of the waning years of British colonial power. Out of Africa recounts the experiences of Baroness Karen von Blixen-Finecke in what was then British East Africa, now called Kenya. Blixen and her husband build a coffee plantation and staff it with local workers. At first things seems idyllic, but as the memoir progresses it traces the descent and ultimate failure of both the marriage and the plantation. It was adapted into a film in 1985, starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Out of Africa And Shadows on the Grass

Out of Africa   And  Shadows on the Grass
Author: Isak Dinesen
Pages: 462
ISBN: 0679724753
Available:
Release: 1989
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In describing her experiences managing a coffee plantation in Kenya, the author provides insights into the nature of African life

Out of Africa

Out of Africa
Author: Isak Dinesen
Pages: 389
ISBN: STANFORD:36105110552051
Available:
Release: 1972
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In describing her experiences managing a coffee plantation in Kenya, the author provides insight into the nature of African life

Out of Africa

Out of Africa
Author: Isak Dinesen
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780307794093
Available:
Release: 2011-05-18
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With classic simplicity and a painter's feeling for atmosphere and detail, Isak Dinesen tells of the years she spent from 1914 to 1931 managing a coffee plantation in Kenya.

Letters from Africa 1914 1931

Letters from Africa  1914 1931
Author: Isak Dinesen
Pages: 516
ISBN: 0226153118
Available:
Release: 1984-04
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Written to her family, these letters recount the failure of Dinesen's marriage, the financial collapse of her husband's coffee plantation, and her experiences in Kenya

Out of Africa

Out of Africa
Author: Karen Blixen
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0241951437
Available:
Release: 2011
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the moment Karen Blixen arrived in Kenya in 1914 to manage a coffee plantation, her heart belonged to Africa. Drawn to the intense colours and ravishing landscapes, Blixen spent her happiest years on the farm, and her experiences and friendships with the people around her are vividly recalled in these memoirs.

Isak Dinesen s Africa

Isak Dinesen s Africa
Author: Isak Dinesen
Pages: 142
ISBN: UOM:39015010920406
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Release: 1985
Editor: Random House (NY)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A portrait of the rarely seen land of East Africa

Shadows on the Grass

Shadows on the Grass
Author: Isak Dinesen,Karen Blixen
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780141961460
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Release: 1990-10-25
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Isak Dinesen takes up the absorbing story of her life in Kenya begun in the unforgettable Out of Africa, which she published under the name of Karen Blixen. With warmth and humanity these four stories illuminate her love both for the African people, their dignity and traditions, and for the beauty and wildness of the landscape. The first three were written in the 1950s and the last, 'Echoes from the Hills', was written especially for this volume in the summer of 1960 when the author was in her seventies. In all they provide a moving final chapter to her African reminiscences.

Isak Dinesen

Isak Dinesen
Author: Judith Thurman
Pages: 496
ISBN: 0312135254
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Release: 1995-10-15
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Winner of the National Book Award A brilliant literary portrait, Isak Dinesen remains the only comprehensive biography of one of the greatest storytellers of our time. Her magnificent memoir, Out of Africa, established Isak Dinesen as a major twentieth-century author, who was twice nominated for the Nobel Prize. With exceptional grace, Judith Thurman's classic work explores Dinesen's life. 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.

Longing For Darkness

Longing For Darkness
Author: Peter Beard
Pages: 264
ISBN: 0811821056
Available:
Release: 1998-04-01
Editor: Chronicle Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Isak Dinesen and the land and people she loved are nowhere so real and compelling as in Longing for Darkness, written by Dinesen's majordomo, Kamante, and now boasting a smart new cover. Readers familiar with Out of Africa may recognize many of the enchanting stories. These celebrated tales and others are retold here from Kamante's perspective and are enhanced with his own drawings and letters, Dinesen's words and snapshots, and photographs by Peter Beard. Writes Beard, "Over a period of 12 years, as if divesting himself of his possessions, Kamante put down the extra dimensions of truth which are at the heart of Out of Africa."

West with the Night

West with the Night
Author: Beryl Markham
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781453237915
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Release: 2012-08-14
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The classic memoir of Africa, aviation, and adventure—the inspiration for Paula McLain’s Circling the Sun and “a bloody wonderful book” (Ernest Hemingway). Beryl Markham’s life story is a true epic. Not only did she set records and break barriers as a pilot, she shattered societal expectations, threw herself into torrid love affairs, survived desperate crash landings—and chronicled everything. A contemporary of Karen Blixen (better known as Isak Dinesen, the author of Out of Africa), Markham left an enduring memoir that soars with astounding candor and shimmering insights. A rebel from a young age, the British-born Markham was raised in Kenya’s unforgiving farmlands. She trained as a bush pilot at a time when most Africans had never seen a plane. In 1936, she accepted the ultimate challenge: to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean from east to west, a feat that fellow female aviator Amelia Earhart had completed in reverse just a few years before. Markham’s successes and her failures—and her deep, lifelong love of the “soul of Africa”—are all told here with wrenching honesty and agile wit. Hailed as “one of the greatest adventure books of all time” by Newsweek and “the sort of book that makes you think human beings can do anything” by the New York Times, West with the Night remains a powerful testament to one of the iconic lives of the twentieth century.

Anecdotes of Destiny and Ehrengard

Anecdotes of Destiny and Ehrengard
Author: Isak Dinesen
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780307790897
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Release: 2011-04-27
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the classic "Babette's Feast," a mysterious Frenchwoman prepares a sumptuous feast for a gathering of religious ascetics and, in doing so, introduces them to the true essence of grace. In "The Immortal Story," a miserly old tea-trader living in Canton wishes for power and finds redemption as he turns an oft-told sailors' tale into reality for a young man and woman. And in the magnificent novella Ehrengard, Dinesen tells of the powerful yet restrained rapport between a noble Wagnerian beauty and a rakish artist. Hauntingly evoked and sensuously realized, the five stories read and novella collected here have the hold of "fairy stories read in childhood . . . of dreams . . . and of our life as dreams" (The New York Times).

Last Tales

Last Tales
Author: Isak Dinesen
Pages: 356
ISBN: 9781479452460
Available:
Release: 2020-09-30
Editor: Wildside Press LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Last Tales" is a collection of twelve of the last tales that Karen Blixen wrote under the pen name Isak Dinesen, before her death in 1962. They include seven tales from Albondocani, a projected novel that was never completed; “The Caryatids,” an unfinished Gothic tale of a couple bedeviled by an old letter and a gypsy’s spell; and three tales of winter, including “Converse at Night in Copenhagen,” a drunken, allnight conversation between a boyking, a prostitute, and a poor young poet.

Winter s Tales

Winter s Tales
Author: Isak Dinesen
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780307791825
Available:
Release: 2011-04-20
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Isak Dinesen's universe, the magical enchantment of the fairy tale and the moral resonance of myth coexist with an unflinching grasp of the most obscure human strengths and weaknesses. A despairing author abandons his wife, but in the course of a long night's wandering, he learns love's true value and returns to her, only to find her a different woman than the one he left. A landowner, seeking to prove a principle, inadvertently exposes the ferocity of mother love. A wealthy young traveler melts the hauteur of a lovely woman by masquerading as her aged and loyal servant. Shimmering and haunting, Dinesen's Winter's Tales transport us, through their author's deft guidance of our desire to imagine, to the mysterious place where all stories are born.

I Dreamed of Africa

I Dreamed of Africa
Author: Kuki Gallmann
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780141966403
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Release: 2012-03-29
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

‘Often, at the hour of day when the savannah grass is streaked with silver, and pale gold rims the silhouettes of the hills, I drive with my dogs up to the Mukutan, to watch the sun setting behind the lake, and the evening shadows settle over the valleys and plains of the Laikipia plateau.’ Kuki Gallmann’s haunting memoir of bringing up a family in Kenya in the 1970s first with her husband Paulo, and then alone, is part elegaic celebration, part tragedy, and part love letter to the magical spirit of Africa.

Too Close to the Sun

Too Close to the Sun
Author: Sara Wheeler
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781588365996
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Release: 2007-04-24
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Denys Finch Hatton was adored by women and idolized by men. A champion of Africa, legendary for his good looks, his charm, and his prowess as a soldier, lover, and hunter, Finch Hatton inspired Karen Blixen to write the unforgettable stories in Out of Africa. Now esteemed British biographer Sara Wheeler tells the truth about this extraordinarily charismatic adventurer. Born to an old aristocratic family that had gambled away most of its fortune, Finch Hatton grew up in a world of effortless elegance and boundless power. Tall and graceful, with the soul of a poet and an athlete’s relaxed masculinity, he became a hero without trying at Eton and Oxford. In 1910, searching for novelty and danger, Finch Hatton arrived in British East Africa and fell in love–with a continent, with a landscape, with a way of life that was about to change forever. Wheeler brilliantly conjures the mystical beauty of Kenya at a time when teeming herds of wild animals roamed unmolested across pristine savannah. No one was more deeply attuned to this beauty than Finch Hatton–and no one more bitterly mourned its passing when the outbreak of World War I engulfed the region in a protracted, bloody guerrilla conflict. Finch Hatton was serving as a captain in the Allied forces when he met Karen Blixen in Nairobi and embarked on one of the great love affairs of the twentieth century. With delicacy and grace, Wheeler teases out truth from fiction in the liaison that Blixen herself immortalized in Out of Africa. Intellectual equals, bound by their love for the continent and their inimitable sense of style, Finch Hatton and Blixen were genuine pioneers in a land that was quickly being transformed by violence, greed, and bigotry. Ever restless, Finch Hatton wandered into a career as a big-game hunter and became an expert bush pilot; his passion that led to his affair with the notoriously unconventional aviatrix Beryl Markham. But Markham was no more able to hold him than Blixen had been. Mesmerized all his life by the allure of freedom and danger, Finch Hatton was, writes Wheeler, “the open road made flesh.” In painting a portrait of an irresistible man, Sara Wheeler has beautifully captured the heady glamour of the vanished paradise of colonial East Africa. In Too Close to the Sun she has crafted a book that is as ravishing as its subject.

Out of Isak Dinesen

Out of Isak Dinesen
Author: Linda Donelson
Pages: 395
ISBN: 0964389398
Available:
Release: 1998
Editor: Coulsong List
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Examines Dinesen's life in Africa, her relationships with lovers and family, and her health problems

The Angelic Avengers

The Angelic Avengers
Author: Isak Dinesen
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780141961477
Available:
Release: 2001-11-29
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Lucan has been orphaned and Zosine has been deserted, and London is a hostile place for two young girls without a home. Bound together by poverty, grief and their shared years at school, they set out to make a future for themselves in new surroundings. They are adopted by the austere, puritanical Reverend Pennhallow and his wife, and in their large, gloomy house they become immersed in study. But, after a chain of disturbing events, it does not take long before they realize that the cleric and his wife are not all they seem to be ...

Shadows on the Grass

Shadows on the Grass
Author: Isak Dinesen,Karen Blixen
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780141961460
Available:
Release: 1990-10-25
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Isak Dinesen takes up the absorbing story of her life in Kenya begun in the unforgettable Out of Africa, which she published under the name of Karen Blixen. With warmth and humanity these four stories illuminate her love both for the African people, their dignity and traditions, and for the beauty and wildness of the landscape. The first three were written in the 1950s and the last, 'Echoes from the Hills', was written especially for this volume in the summer of 1960 when the author was in her seventies. In all they provide a moving final chapter to her African reminiscences.