Karen Blixen

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Karen Blixen


Born
in Rungsted, Zealand, Denmark
April 17, 1885

Died
September 07, 1962

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Karen Christence Dinesen, Baroness Blixen-Finecke - wrote as Isak Dinesen, Pierre Andrézel, other pseudonyms: Tania Blixen, Osceola, etc.
A Danish writer, who mixed in her work supernatural elements, aestheticism, and erotic undertones with an aristocratic view of life, Blixen always emphasized that she was a storyteller in the traditional, oral sense of the word. She drew her inspiration from the Bible, the Arabian Nights, the works of Homer, the Icelandic Sagas, and the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, who was her great fellow countryman. She wrote in English and in Danish.

Baroness Karen Blixen was born in Rungsted, Denmark, into a well-to-do patrician family. She was the daughter of Ingeborg Westenholz Dinesen, and the writer and a
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Average rating: 4.02 · 44,950 ratings · 2,580 reviews · 115 distinct works
Babette's Feast

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On Modern Marriage, And Oth...

3.25 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 1977 — 3 editions
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From the Ngong Hills

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Karen Blixen I Danmark: Bre...

3.82 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 1996 — 2 editions
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Il pranzo di Babette e La s...

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Spøgelseshestene

4.07 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1955 — 2 editions
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Samlede Essays

4.58 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1985 — 6 editions
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The Ring

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Sete Contos Góticos Vol. I

3.17 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 1961 — 2 editions
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Sete Contos Góticos Vol. II

3.60 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1961
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More books by Karen Blixen…
“I know of a cure for everything: salt water...in one way or the other. Sweat, or tears, or the salt sea.”
Karen Blixen

“Do you know a cure for me?"

"Why yes," he said, "I know a cure for everything. Salt water."

"Salt water?" I asked him.

"Yes," he said, "in one way or the other. Sweat, or tears, or the salt sea.”
Karen Blixen, Seven Gothic Tales

“You know you are truly alive when you’re living among lions.”
Karen Blixen, Out of Africa

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