Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller - Book One Tanne, Chapters 1-4: Either/Or; The Captain; A Family Romance; Alkmene Summary & Analysis

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Book One Tanne, Chapters 1-4: Either/Or; The Captain; A Family Romance; Alkmene Summary and Analysis

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Isak Dinesen was born on April 17, 1885 in Denmark. Her given name was Karen Christenze Dinesen, and her nickname was Tanne. Isak Dinesen is one of her pennames. She is also known as Karen von Blixen-Finecke, or simply Karen Blixen. Her mother came from a family of self-made millionaires, while her father came from a family of country people related to the Danish aristocracy. Dinesen was attracted to her father's family because they seemed more down-to-earth than the stilted people in her mother's family. Dinesen's most famous literary work was entitled Out of Africa, published in 1937. She was also noted for many other literary works, most of them in the Romantic literary style and set in the...

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