Isak Dinesen

Author : Judith Thurman
ISBN : 0312135254
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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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.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Isak Dinesen And The Engendering Of Narrative

Author : Susan Hardy Aiken
ISBN : 0226011135
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Although Isak Dinesen has been widely acclaimed as a popular writer, her work has received little sustained critical attention. In this revisionist study, Susan Hardy Aiken takes up the complex relations of gender, sexuality, and representation in Dinesen's narratives. Drawing on feminist, psychoanalytic, and post-structuralist theories, Aiken shows how the form and meaning of Dinesen's texts are affected by her doubled situations as a Dane who wrote in English, a European who lived for many years in Africa, and a woman who wrote under a male pseudonym within a male-centered literary tradition. In a series of readings that range across Dinesen's career, Aiken demonstrates that Dinesen persistently asserted the inseparability of gender and the engendering of narrative. She argues that Dinesen's texts anticipate in remarkable ways some of the most radical insights of contemporary literary theories, particularly those of French feminist criticism. Aiken also offers a major rereading of Out of Africa that both addresses its distinctiveness as a colonialist text and places it within Dinesen's larger oeuvre. In Aiken's account, Dinesen's work emerges as a compelling inquiry into sexual difference and the ways it informs culture, subjectivity, and the language that is their medium. This important book will at last give Isak Dinesen's work the prominence it deserves in literary studies.
Category: Literary Criticism

Jenseits Von Afrika

Author : Tania Blixen
ISBN : 9783641202712
Genre : Fiction
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«Eines der schönsten Bücher unseres Jahrhunderts.» (Truman Capote) Kaum ein Klassiker des 20. Jahrhunderts strahlt eine ähnliche Faszination aus wie Jenseits von Afrika. Mit ihrer melancholischen Liebeserklärung an Natur und Ureinwohner Kenias schuf Tania Blixen ein bewegendes Stück Weltliteratur. Die Eingeborenen Ostafrikas, majestätische Berge und unendliche Savannen zogen Tania Blixen augenblicklich in ihren Bann, als sie 1914 nach Nairobi reiste, um dort eine Kaffeeplantage zu betreiben. In farbigen Bildern beschreibt sie die märchenhaft-mystische Atmosphäre der Natur, erzählt von der Jagd, den Bräuchen der Einheimischen und von so mancher bewegenden Begegnung: mit Kamante, einem kranken Kikuyujungen, den sie zum Koch ausbildet, mit Häuptling Kinanjui, mit Berkeley Cole, der ihr Freund, und Denys Finch Hatton, der ihr Geliebter wird. 1937 erschienen, fanden Blixens berührende Erinnerungen weltweit Millionen begeisterte Leserinnen und Leser. Auch die preisgekrönte Hollywood-Verfilmung durch Sidney Pollack – mit Meryl Streep und Robert Redford in den Hauptrollen – beförderte dieses Buch in den Rang der unvergesslichen Klassiker.
Category: Fiction

To Soar With Eagles

Author : Eugene Haynes
ISBN : 0738848654
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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To Soar with Eagles is a collection of letters, anecdotes and conversations spanning the ten-year period of a unique relationship between the world famous Danish author Isak Dinesen (Baroness Karen Blixen) and the young African American musician Eugene Haynes. Dinesen, once considered for the Nobel Prize, is best known for her books Out of Africa, Seven Gothic Tales, Winter’s Tales and Angelic Avengers. The friendship between Isak Dinesen and Eugene Haynes has been written about in several of her biographies: Judith Thurman’s Isak Dinesen-The Life of a Storyteller; Olga Pelensky’s Isak Dinesen-The Life and Imagination of a Seducer; and most extensively in Parmenia Migel’s Titania-The Biography of Isak Dinesen. After reading To Soar With Eagles, William Maxwell, noted author and former literary editor for the New Yorker called it “ a constant pleasure and a real treat.”
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Wintergeschichten

Author : Tania Blixen
ISBN : 9783641144043
Genre : Fiction
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Die perfekte Lektüre für lange Herbst- und Winterabende Von der Gluthitze Afrikas in die Wintersonne des Nordens. Wie in ihren Erinnerungen »Jenseits von Afrika«, die durch die legendäre Verfilmung zum Bestseller wurden, erweist sich Tania Blixen auch in »Wintergeschichten« als Erzählerin von Weltrang. Ernest Hemingway sagte von ihr, dass sie an seiner Stelle den Literaturnobelpreis hätte erhalten sollen. Diese Ehre blieb ihr versagt. Doch ihr Werk hat sich einen festen Platz im Herzen der Leser erobert, ihre großartigen Geschichten haben bis heute nichts von ihrer Strahlkraft eingebüßt.
Category: Fiction

A Study Guide For Isak Dinesen S Sorrow Acre

Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN : 9781410358844
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A Study Guide for Isak Dinesen's "Sorrow-Acre," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.
Category: Literary Criticism

Understanding Isak Dinesen

Author : Susan Brantly
ISBN : 1570034281
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This is an introduction to the writings of the Scandinavian writer Isak Dinesen, whose works have attracted a passionate following throughout the world, and especially in the United States. Highly regarded by a generation that followed her televised trip to America in the 1950s and by a later generation who watched the Oscar-winning 1985 film Out of Africa, Dinesen gained her initial literary success in the United States. In this guide Susan Brantly illumines the complexities that enrich not only Dinesen's fictional works but also the memoir she wrote of her time in Kenya.
Category: Literary Criticism

Daguerreotypes And Other Essays

Author : Isak Dinesen
ISBN : 0226153061
Genre : Fiction
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Eight occasional pieces originally published in Danish in 1965 record Dinesen's reflections on topics ranging from clothing and social classes to ornithology and include her recollections of a 1940 visit to Nazi Germany
Category: Fiction

Verschw Rung Gegen Amerika

Author : Philip Roth
ISBN : 3499240874
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Charles Lindbergh verbucht bei den Präsidentenwahlen im Jahr 1940 einen erdrutschartigen Sieg über Franklin D. Roosevelt. Der Mann, der von Hitler mit einem Orden geehrt wurde, schließt einen Nichtangriffspakt mit Nazi-Deutschland. In der Summit Avenue in
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