Out of Africa: Penguin Modern Classics

Autor Isak Dinesen
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 27 sep 2001
In 1914 Karen Blixen arrived in Kenya with her husband to run a coffee farm. Instantly drawn to the land, she spent her happiest years there until the plantation failed. Karen Blixen was forced to return to Denmark in 1931 and it was there that she wrote this classic account of her experiences. A poignant farewell to her beloved farm,Out of Africadescribes her strong friendships with the people of her area, her affection for the landscape and animals, and great love for the adventurer Denys Finch-Hatton.

Written with astonishing clarity and an unsentimental intelligence,Out of Africaportrays a way of life that has disappeared for ever.
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ISBN-13: 9780141183336
ISBN-10: 0141183330
Pagini: 336
Dimensiuni: 129 x 198 x 15 mm
Greutate: 0.23 kg
Editura: Penguin Books
Colecția Penguin Classics
Seria Penguin Modern Classics

Locul publicării:London, United Kingdom

Notă biografică

ISAK DINESEN was the pen-name of Karen Blixen, who was born in Rungsted, Denmark in 1885. After studying art at Copenhagen, Paris and Rome, she married her cousin, Baron Bror Blixen-Finecke, in 1914. Together they went to Kenya to manage a coffee plantation. After their divorce in 1921, she continued to run the plantation until a collapse in the coffee market forced her back to Denmark in 1931.

Although she had written occasional contributions to Danish periodicals since 1905 (under thenom de plumeof Osceola), her real début took place in 1934 with the publication ofSeven Gothic Tales, written in English under her pen-name.Out of Africa(1937) is an autobiographical account of the years she spent in Kenya. Most of her subsequent books were published in English and Danish simultaneously, includingWinter's Tales(1942) andThe Angelic Avengers(1946), under the name of Pierre Andrézol. Among her other collections of stories areLast Tales(1957),Anecdotes of Destiny(1958),Shadows on the Grass(1960) andEhrengard(1963). All of these books are published by Penguin.

Baroness Blixen died in Rungsted in 1962.


Compelling...a story of passion...and a movingly poetic tribute to a lost land