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Isak Dinesen: The Life and Imagination of a Seducer

Pelensky, Olga Anastasia

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ISBN 10: 0821409689 / ISBN 13: 9780821409688
Editorial: Ohio University Press, Athens, 1991
Condición: Near Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Cloth-backed paper over boards; full-color illustrated dust jacket; 8vo; pp. 218, plus b/w photo-illustrations printed on glossy stock. Warmy inscribed by the author to Janet Juris, a reference librarian for the New York Public Library, a free-lance bibliographic researcher, and the program director for the Lewis Carroll Society of North America. Isak Dinesen was one of her main collecting interests. Some very light rubbing along bottom edges of boards, otherwise book is fine, in near fine dust jacket. N° de ref. de la librería ID11215

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Título: Isak Dinesen: The Life and Imagination of a ...

Editorial: Ohio University Press, Athens

Año de publicación: 1991

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Near Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

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A biography of the Danish author, from her Victorian upbringing and life on a coffee plantation in East Africa, to her return to Denmark and her pivotal role in Heretica, a post-World War II literary movement

From Publishers Weekly:

Best known for her autobiographical Out of Africa , Dinesen's odd life is the stuff of fiction. Her Danish father, a failed adventurer, braved the Nebraska frontier in the 1870s and evinced great sympathy for the plight of the Indians, an attitude which may have tilted his daughter to the tribes she met in East Africa, where she bought a farm. Shaken by her father's suicide, the dreamy, poetic youth who worshiped Bryon resolved to reinvent herself. This marvelous, compellingly frank biography lifts a veil of dissimulation off an elusive woman. After marrying her younger cousin, a high-spirited baron (having recently been in love with his twin brother), Dinesen was soon diagnosed with syphilis, infected by her philandering husband. According to Pelensky, who teaches English at Boston University, this emotionally devastating disease forced her into a Faustian "pact with the nether powers" that enabled her to write, or so Dinesen claimed. Fleeing from feelings of nonbeing, the megalomaniacal, at times suicidal baroness turned to writing for solace and self-definition. Pelensky draws on a wealth of previously untapped material to give novelistic immediacy to her account of Dinesen (1885-1962) as tortured soul and as creative artist, "seducer" of the imagination who was herself seduced by her preconceptions of "natural" Africans. Photos.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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