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Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller

Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller
Author: Judith Thurman
ISBN 13: 9780312135256
ISBN 10: 312135254
Edition: 1St Edition
Publisher: Picador
Publication Date: 1995-10-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 512
List Price: $24.00

Winner of the National Book Award

A brilliant literary portrait, Isak Dinesen remains the only comprehensive biography of one of the greatest storytellers of our time. Her magnificent memoir, Out of Africa, established Isak Dinesen as a major twentieth-century author, who was twice nominated for the Nobel Prize.

With exceptional grace, Judith Thurman's classic work explores Dinesen's life. 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.


**** Reprint of the estimable biography originally published in 1982 and honored by a National Book Award and inclusion in BCL3. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)