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CARNIVAL: ENTERTAINMENTS AND POSTHUMOUS TALES - Scarce Fine Copy of The First American Edition/First Printing

Dinesen, Isak (Translated by P.M. Mitchell and W.D. Paden)

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ISBN 10: 0226153037 / ISBN 13: 9780226153032
Published by Chicago, IL: University Of Chicago Press, 1977
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1st Printing. 337 pages. Published in 1977. Retrospective collection of tales published posthumously. One of Isak Dinesen's finest achievements. The first appearance of the title in English and in the United States. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original by a University Press. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Isak Dinesen's "Carnival" in a felicitous English translation. Eleven mesmerizing tales originally written in her native Danish by Isak Dinesen, a writer inaccurately identified with her later (masterly) works in English. Never before published in English, none of the pieces could be found in translation until this landmark publication even though they are regarded as among her best work, and discussed as such in biographies and critical studies of the beloved author. First published in 1977 long after Isak Dinesen's death in 1962, a fifteen-year gap, her literary executors exercised great care in presenting a beautiful ensemble of stories to delight and enchant her millions of readers in English. One will bask in the gossamer dream-world Dinesen has created in such tales as "Uncle Theodore", "The DeCats Family", and a bedtime story "for grownups", "The Ghost Horses". The eponymous piece, "Carnival", and the final one, "The Second Meeting", are vintage Dinesen. An absolute "must-have" title for Isak Dinesen collectors. This title is a great book. This is one of few copies of the First American Edition/First Printing still available online and is in fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A scarce copy thus. Isak Dinesen's "Out of Africa" is regarded as one of the greatest books of the 20th century. One of greatest writers of all time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ISAK DINESEN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0226153037. Bookseller Inventory # 17690

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Carnival is an animated collection of works from every stage of Isak Dinesen's career. Many were written during her most creative years but set aside; others she wrote "just for entertainment." The collection includes "Second Meeting," her last work, and the title story, the first written under her now-famous pen name. None of these stories has previously appeared in book form in English. Three of them were translated especially for this collection by P. M. Mitchell and W. D. Paden.

"The editors have included only material that will stand easily with her more familiar work and satisfy her large following. . . . The rough drafts and variant treatments have been set aside for scholars."?Joseph McLellan, Washington Post

"The wit, the imagination, the elevated philosophical dialogue mark most of the stories in this volume as vintage Dinesen . . . of special interest to Dinesen fans."?Robert Langbaum, New York Times Book Review

About the Author: Isak Dinesen was the pen name of Baroness Karen Blixen of Rungstedlund (1885-1962). Also available from the University of Chicago Press are Letters from Africa, 1914-1931 and Daguerreotypes and Other Essays, both by Isak Dinesen, and Frans Lasson's The Life and Destiny of Isak Dinesen.

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Title: CARNIVAL: ENTERTAINMENTS AND POSTHUMOUS ...

Publisher: Chicago, IL: University Of Chicago Press, 1977

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: no

Edition: 1st Edition.

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