She grew up in Denmark on a property called Rungstedlund, and was nominated for the Nobel Prize in literature several times.
Denys Finch Hatton
He was Isak Dinesen's lover while she was in Africa and also a confirmed bachelor with absolutely no interest in marriage.
He was an adventurer, came from an aristocratic family, was active in politics and drawn to the still somewhat wild North American continent where he spent time living with Native Americans.
She came from a wealthy bourgeoisie family and encouraged her daughter to study abroad for the purpose of transitioning into a marriageable young woman.
A maternal relative, she had a better understanding of Dinesen than her own mother and could talk rationally about what Dinesen's mother wanted for her daughter.
Dinesen's younger brother, he and Dinesen had different ideas about life, politics...
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