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Out of Africa - Karen Blixen

31-03-2011

Paperback / softback

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Out of Africa

Out of Africa
From the moment the author arrived in Kenya in 1914 to manage a coffee plantation, her heart belonged to Africa. Drawn to the intense colours and ravishing landscapes, she spent her happiest years on the farm. In this title, her experiences and friendships with the people around her are vividly recalled.

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Although she had written occasional contributions to Danish periodicals since 1905 (under the nom de plume of Osceola), her real debut took place in 1934 with the publication of Seven Gothic Tales, written in English under the pen name, Isak Dinesen. Out of Africa (1937) is an autobiographical account of the years she spent in Kenya. All of her subsequent books were published in both English and Danish, including Winter's Tales (1942) and The Angelic Avengers (1936). Among her other collections of stories are Last Tales (1957), Anecdotes of Destiny (1958), Shadows on the Grass (1960) and posthumously Ehrengard (1963). In the 1950s she was mentioned several times as a candidate to receive the Noble Prize in Literature.

Baroness Blixen died in Rungsted in 1962. In 1991 her house was opened as The Karen Blixen Museum.

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With its lyrical and luminous picture of Kenya, it launched a million tourist trails * Guardian * A compelling story of passion and a movingly poetic tribute to a lost land * The Times * A work of sincere power ... a fine lyrical study of life in East Africa -- Harold Nicolson * Daily Telegraph *
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