Karen Blixen | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Vernon Young

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Karen Blixen.
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Critical Essay by Vernon Young

For Peter Matthiessen the setting is the subject; for Isak Dinesen [in her Letters From Africa, 1914–1931] it is an intermittent background. Letters from Africa but not, in proportion to the total, letters about Africa: written during the first ferment of modernism between the outbreak of World War I and the onset of a world depression, they conspicuously engage the "advanced" issues of a changing society in which Isak Dinesen was not then living, for which at heart she had little respect but which she felt compelled, for reasons of personal discomfort, to analyze, evaluate, explain or explain away. While we cannot doubt her deepening affection for the outpost country she learned to live in, fortified by her status of a benevolent imperialist in a small way, our dominant impression, from these letters, is not of a chronicle of safaris...

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