Isak Dinesen by Judith Thurman

The biography explores the life of Isak Dinesen, a pseudonym for the Danish author Karen Blixen, who is best known for her evocative and hauntingly beautiful tales set against the backdrop of her life in Kenya. The book delves into her aristocratic upbringing in Denmark, her marriage and move to Africa where she ran a coffee plantation, and her complex personal relationships. It also examines her return to Denmark and her subsequent rise to literary fame. The biography provides a detailed and nuanced portrait of a complex and enigmatic figure, whose works and persona left a lasting impact on the literary world.

The 7049th greatest book of all time


Published
1982
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
496
Words
Unknown
Original Language
English

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