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Carnival: Entertainments and Posthumous Tales

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Carnival is an animated collection of works from every stage of Isak Dinesen's career. Many were written during her most creative years but set aside; others she wrote "just for entertainment." The collection includes "Second Meeting," her last work, and the title story, the first written under her now-famous pen name. None of these stories has previously appeared in book ...more
Paperback, 345 pages
Published October 15th 1979 by University of Chicago Press (first published 1975)
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Ero
Dec 15, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I worship at the feet of Isak Dinesen.
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Really only for the Dinesen fans. Too experimental for a mainstream audience.
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Sep 03, 2012 marked it as to-read
"In a hundred years-I've been thinking-some other people will dress up as supper party of our period; of a 100 years ago to them. Let us be that tonight until tomorrow noon, a supper party of 2025. Masquerading as people of a hundred years ago. For it is a little silly to be a caricature of something of which you know very little and which means very little to you but to be your own caricature, that is the true carnival."
Written in 1920's or 30's
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THIS is what short story writing should attempt and Isak Dinesen nails it. Why are these stories written this way? Is it because their author thinks in a language other than English? Is it the translation to the English? The stories first appeared in the Danish. But one would guess the writer herself was also the translator to English.
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Pseudonym used by the Danish author Karen Blixen.

Baroness Karen von Blixen-Finecke (Danish: [kʰɑːɑn ˈbleɡsn]; 17 April 1885 – 7 September 1962), born Karen Christenze 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 Afr
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