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Isak Dinesen's Africa : Images of the Wild Continent from the Writer's Life and Words by Isak Dinesen - First edition - October 12, 1985 - from Pontaccio (SKU: 12368)

Isak Dinesen's Africa : Images of the Wild Continent from the Writer's Life and Words

Isak Dinesen's Africa : Images of the Wild Continent from the Writer's Life and Words by Isak Dinesen - First edition - October 12, 1985 - from Pontaccio (SKU: 12368)

Isak Dinesen's Africa : Images of the Wild Continent from the Writer's Life and Words

by Isak Dinesen

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In her memoir, Out of Africa, and in short stories, Danish-born writer Dinesen evoked a timeless Africa distilled from her 18 years on a Kenya coffee plantation. This lovely-looking but ultimately shallow picture book, a tie-in with the film based on Out of Africa, splices excerpts from Dinesen's autobiographical writings, stories and letters with color photographs of Africa's land, people and wildlife. For readers familiar with her works, the album is pleasant enough, though readers expecting visual signs of today's real, changing, troubled Africa will be disappointed. In an almost apologetic introduction, Judith Thurman, Dinesen's biographer, notes that the writer was not a conservationist, enjoyed big game hunting and had paternalistic, feudal relationships with Africans. Nevertheless, Dinesen upheld the dignity and value of African culture, and her rhythmic prose captured the complex poetry of Africa's landscape. These positive qualities are rendered in photos taken by Peter Beard, Galen Rowell, Frank Connor and others. November 20
Copyright 1985 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Pontaccio US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
12368
Title
Isak Dinesen's Africa : Images of the Wild Continent from the Writer's Life and Words
Author
Isak Dinesen
Format/binding
Clean bright Price-cliipped jacket
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First edition
Publisher
Sierra Club Books (October 12, 1985)
Place of Publication
San Francisco
Date Published
October 12, 1985
Bookseller catalogs
Travel and Exploration; Biography - Autobiography;

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