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Isak Dinesen The Life of a StorytellerA The Life of a Kindle brilliant literary portrait Isak Dinesen remains the The Life PDF #199 only comprehensive biography of one of the greatest storytellers of our time Her magnificent memoir Out of Africa established Isak Dinesen as a major tw. This is an intense biography by a writer every bit as talented as Isak Dinesen but much sane thank God By any measure Isak Dinesen was about as complicated tempestuous and megalomaniacal as they come Midway through this giant tombstone of a book I was wishing I hadn't opted to find out so much about her I've loved her work for years without knowing much about her and had the chance this summer because I'm living in Scandinavia for a few years to visit her home north of Copenhagen a lovely evocative place It was a beautiful sunny day and the visit filled me with peace and a warm desire to understand her The depth of my naivete No one understood her and even Judith Thurman strains some muscles in trying to explain how Blixen could countenance for instance her demand of a blood pact a Faustian give me your soul deal of an impressionable young writer who was in love with her She stole his soul and his independence ruined his marriage and just about ruined him as well He wrote after her death that she would have murdered his wife without a second thought if only she'd lived in an earlier era the sort of era she writes so vibrantly about in her tales Earlier in her life she had hidden herself in a cloak of anonymity thus her pen name of Isak Dinesen and she used several others during her career She did this because she wanted the freedom to be herself on the page and on the page she's magnificent and to keep her private life private She thought the work should stand for the writer I wish I'd heeded this youthful wisdom of hers She lost it and so did I That said Thurman's penetration of Dinesen's character is brilliant and Dinesen is lucky to have had such an intellect such a generous soul as Thurman on her trail

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Entieth century author who was twice nominated for the Nobel PrizeWith exceptional grace Judith Thurman's classic work explores Isak Dinesen EpubDinesen's life Until the appearance of this book the life and art of Isak Dinesen have been as Dinesen. When I was lucky enough to travel to Denmark was I excited by all history By the beautiful castles By the wonderful food No I was over the moon because I could go to Isak Dinesen's Karen Blixen's house While there I broke one of my cardinal rules don't buy a book aboard that you can get at home unless it is used I brought this biography there among a couple other booksThurman does a very good job of portraying not only Blixen but her family and friends as well In particular when Thurman is describing Blixen's time in Africa there is a sense of peace to the prose a sense of another world and we see Africa not in the same way as in Out of Africa but in a way that allows us to get closer to Blixen I enjoyed Thurman's description of how Europeans viewed Kenya at the time In Karen Blixen's day the coast of Kenya was considered unlivable by Europeans or those who had never spent a summer in New York CityWhen dealing Blixen's marriage and love affair Thurman achieves a balance that is not seen in the movie Out of Africa and the figures of Bror Blixen as well as Denys are far interesting in real life than in the movie Take for instance Thurman's comment on Bror's opinion of Blixen's relationship with Denys if anything he was proud that his wife's lover was of such high caliber Thurman also does not whitewash Blixen and shows all aspects of her characterThurman includes many interesting family stories the most interesting one being the debate between Blixen and her father over women's secret power Blixen apparently define such secret power as that nerve it takes to sit on a powder keg and threaten to ignite it while all the time you know that it is emptyIn short this is a good entertaining biography