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Out of Africa Summary
Karen Blixen

Everything you need to understand or teach Out of Africa by Karen Blixen.

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Out of Africa Summary

Introduction

Isak Dinesen's autobiographical novel, Out of Africa, recounts the years she spent on a coffee plantation in East Africa. Published in 1937, the book garnered critical and popular acclaim, especially in Britain and America. The award-winning 1985 film version, which won an Oscar for best picture, prompted a resurgence of interest in the book and helped place it on the best-seller list several years after her death.

Out of Africa is comprised of a series of Dinesen's observations of the African landscape and character sketches of the East Africans and transplanted Europeans she met there In her article in The New York Times Book Review, Katherine Woods maintains, "Africa lives through all this beautiful and heart-stirring book because of that simple and unsought-for fusion of the spirit, lying behind the skill which can put the sense of Africa's being into clear, right, simple words, through the things and people of the...

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