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Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller

DINESEN, ISAK (Subject);THURMAN, Judith (Author)

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ISBN 10: 0312437374 / ISBN 13: 9780312437374
Published by St Martins Pr, NY, 1982
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller

Publisher: St Martins Pr, NY

Publication Date: 1982

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Slightly Frayed

Edition: 1st Edition

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With exceptional grace, Judith Thurman 's classic work explores Dinesen's life--her privileged but unhappy childhood in Denmark, her marriage to Baron Blixen, their immigration to Africa on the eve of World War I, and her passionate affair with Denys Finch Hatton. 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.

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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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