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Author photo. Foto: TAGE CHRISTENSEN, as appeared in politiken.dk The photo shows Karen Blixen in 1935

Foto: TAGE CHRISTENSEN, as appeared in politiken.dk The photo shows Karen Blixen in 1935

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Isak Dinesen was born Karen Christentze Dinesen in Rungsted, Denmark on April 17, 1885. She studied English at Oxford University and painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. During her lifetime, she wrote plays, short stories, novels, poetry, and nonfiction works. Her career as a writer spanned from 1907 to 1962. She was published in Danish under the name of Karen Blixen and in English under the pseudonym of Isak Dinesen. Her short story collections include Seven Gothic Tales, Winter Tales, and Last Tales. Her nonfiction book, Out of Africa, was published in 1937 and was adapted into an Oscar-winning film starring Meryl Streep in 1985. She died of emaciation September 7, 1962. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Seven Gothic Tales 2,177 copies, 29 reviews
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Letters from Africa, 1914-1931 358 copies, 3 reviews
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Til bords i Babettes gjestebud (some editions) 9 copies
Murder Without Tears (Contributor) 8 copies
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