Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller - Book Three Isak Dinesen, Chapters 37-40: Winter's Tales; Life in a Cage; Heretics; Death of a Centaur Summary & Analysis

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Book Three Isak Dinesen, Chapters 37-40: Winter's Tales; Life in a Cage; Heretics; Death of a Centaur Summary and Analysis

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During World War Two, Dinesen stayed at her family's house in Denmark. Her mother had died in 1939, and in 1940 Dinesen visited Berlin on assignment as a journalist. She did not pick up on the implications of Hitler's Germany as an investigative reporter might have. Rather, she took an aloof point of view, merely describing what she was shown by an official guide.

She worked on a book titled Winter's Tales during the first two years of the war, during which Germany occupied Denmark. The collection of stories reflected her longing for something she once had, which could have been Denys, Africa or freedom from occupation and a world...

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