Isak Dinesen : The Life of a Storyteller (Paperback)

Author: Thurman, Judith

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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.


Publisher St Martins Pr
Mfg Part# 9780312135256
SKU 30044905
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0312135254
Release Date 4/10/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.5H x 6.25L x 1.25T
"This, like the best biographies, is a book in which the reader can live."
"Absorbing biography...This is a gothic tale worthy of the author of 'Seven Gothic Tales.'"
"Splendid, inestimably valuable...I cannot imagine that it will be supplanted. Right now it is the essential book on Isak Dinesen."
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Editors Note With exceptional grace, Judith Thurman's classic work explores Dinesen's life--her privileged childhood in Denmark, her marriage to Baron Blixen and their immigration to Africa on the eve of the First World War, her passionate affair with Denys Finch Hatton. This biography was one of the sources for the film "Out of Africa."
Annotation This masterly, thorough, and immensely enlightening biography, originally published in 1982, was the winner of a National Book Award.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0512
Publisher Picador USA

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