Karen Blixen


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Karen von Blixen-Finecke (17 April 1885 – 7 September 1962), née Karen Christenze Dinesen, was a Danish author also known by her pen name Isak Dinesen. She also wrote under the pen names Osceola and Pierre Andrézel. Blixen wrote works in Danish, French, and English.

Blixen is best known for Out of Africa, her account of living in Kenya, and one of her stories, Babette's Feast, both of ... more »

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  • ''All sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story or tell a story about them.''
    Isak Dinesen (1885-1962), Danish author. As quoted in The Human Condition, Epigram, ch. 5, by Hannah Arendt (1958).
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