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Judith Thurman
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Isak Dinesen

Isak Dinesen (April 17, 1885 - September 7, 1962) was the subject of this biography. She was also known as Karen Blixen, and Isak Dinesen was one of her pen names and the most well known. Dinesen grew up in Denmark on a property called Rungstedlund and had parents with very different personalities and goals. Her father Wilhelm was an adventurer who died at a fairly young age. Her mother was a homemaker and very traditional. Dinesen took after her father.

Of her many literary works, the best known is Out of Africa, a story that was made into a popular movie and was released in 1985. It is a piece of fiction based on Dinesen's experiences while running a coffee plantation in Kenya, a country on the African continent. The biography recounted her actual experiences while there and expounded on her love relationship with Denys Finch Hatton.

After losing the plantation...

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