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Isak Dinesen : the life of a storyteller /
Judith Thurman.
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 1982.
xvi, 495 p. : ill.
0312437374 :
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New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 1982.
0312437374 :
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Includes index.
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This item was nominated for the following awards:
National Book Awards, USA, 1983 : Won
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Appeared in Library Journal on 1997-08:
Dinesen, world-renowned author of Out of Africa (1937) and other stories that combine drama, social conflict, and myth, led a fascinating existence in her own right: a life of travel, affairs, and adventures that form the subject matter of this superb biography. Author Thurman relates how Dinesen elaborated on her life in her fiction and struggled to reconcile her devotion to women's liberation (long before it was fashionable) with her marriage and her fight for a career, all the while battling disease. In addition, we learn the entire history of her family from the Napoleonic wars. This biography won a National Book Award and is well narrated by Davina Porter. Although Out of Africa was made into a film, Dinesen is not as popular as she once was. For libraries with sophisticated audio patrons.‘James Dudley, Copiague, N.Y.
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