õ Samlede Essays ê I was disappointed in this collection of essays After loving her memoir OUT OF AFRICA so intensely, I thought these essays would give me the same level of insight to her interesting life Sadly, most of them are a random compilation, which makes her thoughts and ideas come across as rather random The final essay about her family home on Denmark comes the closest to what I was hoping the entire collection would be. Dinesen Had An original Approach To Life That Permeated All Her Work She Loved Storytelling, With The Result That Most Of Her Essays Are Quasi Narratives, Which Proceed Not From Major To Minor Premise But From One Anecdote To Another As The Way Of Making Concrete Whatever Idea She Is Considering Her Work Is A Delight And At Times A Marvel The New Yorker Through These Daguerreotypes We Begin To Understand Other Periods, The Renunciations Of World War I, The Purpose Of Houses And Mansions, Of Ritual Ceremonials, ☆ Samlede Essays ↠´ Download by ↠´ Isak Dinesen Such As Tatooing We Are Given A Fresh And Vivid View Of The Women S Movement Which Urges That What Our Small Society Needs Beyond Human Beings Who Have Demonstrated What They Can Do, Is People Who Are Indeed, Our Own Time, She Wrote In , Can Be Said To Need A Revision From Doing To Being She Demonstrated It In Her Own Work And Craft, With Courage And With Dignity This Collection Is As Real As A Gallery Of Old Daguerreotypes, Moving And Unfaded The Work, As Hannah Arendt Says, Of A Wise Woman Robert Kirsch, Los Angeles TimesThese Essays Have The Flavor Of Good Conversation Humorous, Easy, Personal But Not Oppressive, The Distillation Of Reading, Thought, And Experience Their Subjects Are Of Surprisingly Current Interest We Need Make No Concessions To The Past, Need Not Set Our Watches Back To Historical Isak Dinesen Was Not A Faddish Thinker In History It Is Always The Human Element That Has A Chance For Eternal Life, Dinesen Remarks, And She Gives These Essays Their Chance Penelope Mesic, Chicago I read this kind of in the spirit of completism, since I ve read the rest of her works Some very interesting essays the most moving is the final article, which is radio address to the nation of Denmark when she pleaded with her listeners to each contribute one Krone toward an endowment to keep her home, Rungstedlund, as a permanent public park and bird sanctuary there is also a 38 page essay about a novel called The Riding Master by H C Branner that apparently took Denmark by storm in 1949 It sounds a very curious book and I am going to try to hold of an english translation However, her essay doesn t really convey whatever it was about the book that made it so very popular p. s I just discovered that in English it was published as The Mistress in a paperback edition with a typically sleazy looking 1950s cover. . .
Dagherrotipi una raccolta di saggi, trascrizioni di interventi radiofonici, discorsi e riflessioni che Karen Blixen, negli anni, ha prodotto sugli argomenti pi disparati Abbiamo recensioni di libri e di quadri, racconti della sua vita in Africa, opinioni sul matrimonio, sulla vivisezione, sulla letteratura Questa ampiezza di temi sia un vantaggio che uno svantaggio di questa raccolta, perch se da una parte riesce a dare una panoramica ampia sulla mentalit e sulle posizioni della Blixen su una vasta gamma di argomenti, dall altra toglie un po di unit alla lettura, rendendo ogni capitolo un episodio a s stante, senza altro collegamento se non il punto di vista dell autrice Presi singolarmente, i saggi sono tutti piuttosto interessanti, alcuni pi di altri anche a seconda di quelle che possono essere le curiosit personal Isak Dinesen was a great practitioner of the story within the story and this collection of essays is also full of wonderful, embedded tales some based on chance encounters, some recounting fables that illustrate a point Whatever the topic feminism, Nazi Germany, orthography , Dinesen always has her eye on entertaining the listener and continually draws from unexpected sources The Koran, her aunt s issues with a serving woman, an uncle s reaction to a woman on a bicycle to do so If she were alive and still doing her radio show, I for one would tune in.
About The Author
Karen Blixen.Baroness Karen von Blixen Finecke Danish k n b le sn 17 April 1885 7 September 1962 , born Karen Christenze Dinesen, was a Danish author, also known by the pen name Isak Dinesen, who wrote works in Danish, French and English She also at times used the pen names Tania Blixen, Osceola, and Pierre Andr zel.Blixen is best known for Out of Africa, an account of her life while living in Kenya, and for one of her stories, Babette s Feast, both of which have been adapted into Academy Award winning motion pictures She is also noted for her Seven Gothic Tales, particularly in Denmark.