On Hold Out of Africa Isek Dinesen HC Book with DJ NEW

Out of Africa by Isek Dinesen
Book of the Month Club Edition
HC with Dust Jacket

Editorial Review:
Rated one of the 500 greatest books by women. Review from 500 Great Books by Women; review by Lynne Auld From 1914 to 1931, Danish aristocrat Baroness Karen Blixen owned and operated a coffee plantation in Kenya. After the plantation failed, she returned to Europe and began to write under the pen name Isak Dinesen. Out of Africa reads like a collection of stories in which she adheres to no strict chronology, gives no explanation of the facts of her life, and apologizes for nothing. First published in 1937, Out of Africa is not free of the colonial or racist attitudes of its time; yet, within that context, Isak Dinesen is an enlightened observer and participant as she describes the experience of British East Africa before World War II. She portrays in rich detail the vast land around her, alive with strange and wonderful human populations; the thrilling terror of a nocturnal lion hunt; a shooting accident among the Africans on her farm and its repercussions; raising and freeing an orphaned antelope fawn; getting to know the Africans and the colonial adventurers who found their way into her life. "If I know a song of Africa," she writes, "of the Giraffe, and the African new moon lying on her back, of the ploughs in the fields, and the sweaty faces of the coffee-pickers, does Africa know a song of me?" Out of Africa is that song. This Hardcover book is new, never read. It includes the dust jacket which has a small 1/2" tear on one edge. Otherwise book & dj are mint. Excellent story.

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