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Isak Dinesen - The Life of a Storyteller

Judith Thurman

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Isak Dinesen earned international fame for Seven Gothic Tales and Out of Africa, and other stories that skillfully combine elements of fable, social conflict, and psychological drama. She was twice nominated for the Nobel Prize. Yet the story of her life-her travels, affairs, and friendships-remains the greatest story of all. Christened with the name Karen, the moody, headstrong, youngest of three sisters was nicknamed "Tanne" for much of her childhood. She was determined to become an artist. After she married Baron Blixen, she was the mistress and landowner "Tania" to those she knew and loved in her new African home. Finally, it was with the name "Isak" meaning "one who laughs" that she became known to the world as a master storyteller. Each period of her life provided Dinesen with rich characters and horizons for her brilliant writing. Noted biographer and critic Judith Thurman draws on Isak Dinesen's letters, unpublished manuscripts, and family documents in this compelling biography. Winner of the National Book Award, Isak Dinesen gracefully reveals the connections between a remarkable woman's literary creations and her fascinating life.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Davina Porter

Length:

21h 22m


Chapters

Free Sample

02:25

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:26


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

23:41


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

28:47


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

24:26


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:19


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

28:31


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

33:41


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

22:02


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

15:11


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

17:49


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

27:49


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:50


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

22:05


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

17:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

13:40


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:12


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

24:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

16:52


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

24:52


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

16:11


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

35:06


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

12:19


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

14:05


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

46:17


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

15:57


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

39:17


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

27:17


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

18:02


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

17:45


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

36:56


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

16:43


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

23:45


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

23:20


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

32:39


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

25:10


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

34:27


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

43:02


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

20:31


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

40:21


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

23:02


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

39:53


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

24:57


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

19:23


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

26:00


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

23:13


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

27:29


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

13:58


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

39:50


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

20:52


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

31:39


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

20:30


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

25:20


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

01:28