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Isak Dinesen

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Isak Dinesen


Born
in Rungsted, Denmark
April 17, 1885

Died
September 07, 1962

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Pseudonym used by the Danish author Karen Blixen.

Baroness Karen von Blixen-Finecke (Danish: [kʰɑːɑn ˈb̥leɡ̊sn̩]; 17 April 1885 – 7 September 1962), born Karen Christentze Dinesen, was a Danish author, also known by the pen name Isak Dinesen, who wrote works in Danish, French and English. She also at times used the pen names Tania Blixen, Osceola, and Pierre Andrézel.
Blixen is best known for Out of Africa, an account of her life while living in Kenya, and for one of her stories, Babette's Feast, both of which have been adapted into Academy Award-winning motion pictures. She is also noted for her Seven Gothic Tales, particularly in Denmark.

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Average rating: 3.96 · 68,650 ratings · 4,368 reviews · 118 distinct worksSimilar authors
Out of Africa

3.91 avg rating — 40,873 ratings — published 1937 — 625 editions
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Out of Africa / Shadows on ...

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4.22 avg rating — 11,032 ratings — published 1937 — 24 editions
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Babette’s Feast

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3.84 avg rating — 5,030 ratings — published 1958 — 62 editions
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Seven Gothic Tales

3.89 avg rating — 3,114 ratings — published 1934 — 118 editions
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Winter's Tales

3.88 avg rating — 2,146 ratings — published 1942 — 71 editions
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Babette's Feast and Other A...

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3.97 avg rating — 1,773 ratings — published 1958 — 67 editions
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Shadows on the Grass

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3.88 avg rating — 965 ratings — published 1960 — 56 editions
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Anecdotes of Destiny and Eh...

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3.95 avg rating — 645 ratings — published 1958 — 7 editions
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Letters from Africa, 1914-1931

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4.19 avg rating — 553 ratings — published 1931 — 9 editions
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Last Tales

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4.09 avg rating — 461 ratings — published 1957 — 47 editions
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Quotes by Isak Dinesen  (?)
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“The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.”
Isak Dinesen, Seven Gothic Tales

“All sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story or tell a story about them.”
Isak Dinesen

“It is a good thing to be a great sinner. Or should human beings allow Christ to have died on the Cross for the sake of our petty lies and our paltry whorings”
Isak Dinesen

Polls

May 2021 Short Story/Novella Poll

Babette’s Feast by Isak Dinesen, 54 pages, 1958
 
  45 votes, 20.4%

The Altar of the Dead by Henry James, 48 pages, 1895
 
  41 votes, 18.6%

The 13 Clocks by James Thurber, 128 or less, 1950
 
  36 votes, 16.3%

 
  29 votes, 13.1%

 
  27 votes, 12.2%

 
  23 votes, 10.4%

Childhood by Tove Ditlevsen, 99 pages, 1967
 
  20 votes, 9.0%

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