Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller (Paperback)

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Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller (Paperback)


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Judith Thurman’s brilliant, National Book Award–winning biography of Isak Dinesen—now with a new foreword by the author

A brilliant literary portrait, Isak Dinesen remains the only comprehensive biography of one of the greatest storytellers of our time. Dinesen’s magnificent memoir, Out of Africa, established her as a major twentieth-century author, who was twice nominated for the Nobel Prize.

With exceptional grace, Judith Thurman’s classic work explores Dinesen’s life. Until the appearance of this book, the life and art of Isak Dinesen have been—as Dinesen herself wrote of two lovers in a tale—“a pair of locked caskets, each containing the key to the other.” Judith Thurman has provided the master key to them both.

Judith Thurman is the author of Cleopatra’s Nose: 39 Varieties of Desire; Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller, winner of the National Book Award for Autobiography/Biography; and Secrets of the Flesh: A Life of Colette. A staff writer at The New Yorker, she lives in New York City.
Product Details ISBN: 9781250857095
ISBN-10: 1250857090
Publisher: Picador
Publication Date: December 6th, 2022
Pages: 528
Language: English