Karen Blixen | Critical Essay by Ida H. Washington

This literature criticism consists of approximately 19 pages of analysis & critique of Karen Blixen.
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Critical Essay by Marianne Stecher-Hansen

SOURCE: Stecher-Hansen, Marianne. “Both Sacred and Secretly Gay: Isak Dinesen's ‘The Blank Page’.” Pacific Coast Philology 29, no. 1 (September 1994): 3-13.

In the following essay, Stecher-Hansen sheds light on Dinesen's feminist views through an analysis of her essay “Oration at a Bonfire” and her story “The Blank Page.”

In her “Oration at a Bonfire” of 1953, Karen Blixen categorically proclaimed, “I am not a Feminist.”1 The speech had been delayed for fourteen years: the original invitation to speak had been issued in connection with a large international women's congress to be held in Copenhagen in the summer of 1939. In her speech Karen Blixen muses that the invitation may have been given “upon mistaken assumptions” and adds slyly...

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