Out of Africa

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In many ways a love letter written to the people and places that so marked the author, this book tells the story of the love between a Danish woman and a vagabond in 1920s Kenya. The book has been made into a film.

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A work of sincere power ... a fine lyrical study of life in East Africa (Harold Nicolson Daily Telegraph)

A compelling story of passion and a movingly poetic tribute to a lost land ( The Times)

With its lyrical and luminous picture of Kenya, it launched a million tourist trails ( Guardian)

About the Author:

Karen Blixen 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 managed a coffee plantation in Kenya until they divorced in 1925. She continued on the farm until a collapse in the coffee market forced her back to Rungsted in 1931.

Although she had written occasional contributions to Danish periodicals since 1905 (under the nom de plume of Osceola), her real debut took place in 1934 with the publication of Seven Gothic Tales, written in English under the pen name, Isak Dinesen. Out of Africa (1937) is an autobiographical account of the years she spent in Kenya. All of her subsequent books were published in both English and Danish, including Winter's Tales (1942) and The Angelic Avengers (1936). Among her other collections of stories are Last Tales (1957), Anecdotes of Destiny (1958), Shadows on the Grass (1960) and posthumously Ehrengard (1963). In the 1950s she was mentioned several times as a candidate to receive the Noble Prize in Literature.

Baroness Blixen died in Rungsted in 1962. In 1991 her house was opened as The Karen Blixen Museum.

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