"Through all the world there goes one long cry from the heart of the artist: Give me leave to do my utmost." So writes Isak Dinesen in "Babette's Feast" as she spins a tale of friendship's ultimate sacrifice and the deepest values of life. In "Sorrow-Acre" Dinesen probes the heart of a mother who sows a field single-handedly in an attempt to save her son. These two complete stories echo Babette's plea with haunting poignancy. 2 cassettes.
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Isak Dinesen (1885-1962) is the pseudonym of Danish Countess Karen Blixen. Writer and story teller, she was born in Rungsted, Denmark and studied in Denmark, England, Switzerland, Italy, and France. In 1914 she married her cousin, Baron Bror Blixen Finecke, and went with him to Kenya. They were divorced in 1921, and in 1931 she returned to Denmark. She wrote Seven Gothic Tales (1934), which she later translated into Danish. Her other works include Out of Africa (1937) and Last Tales
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