Isak Dinesen: The Life and Imagination of a Seducer
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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. Bookseller Inventory # ID11215
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Despite the popularity of her writing, little is known about her life. For this provocative biography, Pelensky has uncovered hundreds of papers in libraries and private collections, and discovered new interview sources in Africa, Denmark, and England to help put the pieces of Dinesen?s life together. Her father?s outspoken sympathy for the plight of the American Indians, his suicide and the effects of his personal anguish as a failed adventurer are illuminated as major forces on Dinesen?s imagination. The Danish history of romance and masquerade and the tradition of pantomime in Denmark are also explored as themes that recur in Dinesen?s work.
Title: Isak Dinesen: The Life and Imagination of a ...
Publisher: Ohio University Press, Athens
Publication Date: 1991
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine
Signed: Signed by Author(s)
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