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Isak Dinesen; The Life of a Storyteller

Judith Thurman

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ISBN 10: 0312437374 / ISBN 13: 9780312437374
Published by St. Martin's Press, New York, NY, 1982
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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St. Martin's Press, New York. 1982. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. Book is tight, square, and unmarked but for former owner name on FFFP. Book Condition: Fine. DJ: Near Fine; bumping and two small closed tears on top of cover. Ivory cloth boards with green cloth overlay on spine with bright silver lettering on spine. Dinesen's memoir, Out of Africa, established her one of the major authors of the twentieth century. The author brings to life the story of her life; childhood in Denmark, marriage to Baron Blixen, immigration to Africa on the eve of WWI, life as a farmer in Kenya, and her second life in Denmark as a writer. A brilliant literary portrait and the first comprehensive biography of Isak Dinesen in any language. A clean pristine copy in Brodart mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 003050

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Title: Isak Dinesen; The Life of a Storyteller

Publisher: St. Martin's Press, New York, NY

Publication Date: 1982

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Winner of the National Book Award

A brilliant literary portrait, Isak Dinesen remains the only comprehensive biography of one of the greatest storytellers of our time. Her magnificent memoir, Out of Africa, established Isak Dinesen as a major twentieth-century author, who was twice nominated for the Nobel Prize.

With exceptional grace, Judith Thurman's classic work explores Dinesen's life. Until the appearance of this book, the life and art of Isak Dinesen have been--as Dinesen herself wrote of two lovers in a tale-- "a pair of locked caskets, each containing the key to the other." Judith Thurman has provided the master key to them both.

About the Author:

Judith Thurman, critic and biographer, won the National Book Award and two foreign literary prizes for her work. She is the also the author of Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette, and her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Nation, and The New York Times, among many other publications. She lives in New York City.

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