Out of Isak Dinesen in Africa: Karen Blixen’s Untold Story
Retail: $35.00 Hardback
Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
This splendid biography describes the pioneer life in Kenya of Baroness Karen Blixen, who, as Danish writer Isak Dinesen, wrote the acclaimed Out of Africa.
The biography sheds light on Dinesen’s marriage to her lovable rogue cousin, Baron Bror Blixen, who gave her syphilis in their first year of marriage, her unusual health problems, panic attacks, and her love affair with the legendary English hunter Denys Finch Hatton.
This book, told from Karen Blixen’s point of view, focuses upon the events that inspired her early writing.
Linda Donelson, a physician who once lived on a farm in Kenya overlooking Karen Blixen’s land, now lives in Iowa City, Iowa. Her book won the Writer’s Digest Grand Prize and the Paul Cowan Award for Nonfiction.