Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller - Book Three Isak Dinesen, Chapters 33-36: Amor Fati; Seven Gothic Tales; In a Dark Wood; Out of Africa Summary & Analysis

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Book Three Isak Dinesen, Chapters 33-36: Amor Fati; Seven Gothic Tales; In a Dark Wood; Out of Africa Summary and Analysis

Summary

Dinesen's departure from Africa was a painful experience in more than one way. She of course had the associated psychological trauma, but she also suffered from advanced syphilis. This type of syphilis did not affect her mind but was localized in her spinal cord. Her digestive system was impacted the most, and so she became very thin. Her brother Thomas helped her through this time and was rewarded by Dinesen letting him read two of her stories that were to become famous. He realized that his sister had finally found her true calling.

Her return to Denmark was not at all easy. She could not adjust...

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