Amy's Slant on literature…

Out Of Africa By Isak Dinesen

Posted on: 09/07/2010


Truman Capote said” one the most beautiful books of the twentieth century” , I would have to agree. Isak Dinesen, is really Karen Christenze Dinesen born in Denmark in 1885. Although this is not a strict memoir chronologically, she writes of her 17 years in East Africa in anecdotes. There was a beautiful movie about her life there, although a very romantic version. If you read some of her other short stories you will know she suffered many hardships, including syphilis.There is another movie inspired by her short stories called ” Babette”s Feast” I would highly recommend you see this movie and read her short stories. Isak Dinesen was a born storyteller.

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