Out of Africa is a memoir by the Danish author Karen Blixen. The book, first published in , recounts events of the seventeen years when Blixen made her. Karen Blixen in Karen Blixen incarnò per me il paternalismo del colonialista, e il colonialista era un nemico. Blixen is a master story-teller; it’s easy to understand why Denys Finch Hatton loved to hear her recount her stories. Out of Africa (Modern Library Best Nonfiction Books) [Isak Dinesen] on ininenzero.tk *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Selected by the Modern Library.

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OUT OF AFRICA,(). This classic nonfiction by Isak Dinesen, about her years on a farm in Africa is an eternal, much loved,worldwide bestseller; has been. Out of Africa” is a book mostly unified by one theme: the inferiority of the African being. A poignant farewell to her beloved farm, Out of Africa describes her strong friendships with the people of her area, her affection for the.

The world had suddenly shrunk, changed and closed around them. They could not know or imagine the degradation to which they were sailing.

For they were proud and innocent creatures, gentle amblers of the great plains; they had not the least knowledge of captivity, cold, stench, smoke, and mange, nor of the terrible boredom in the world in which nothing is ever happening. Do I wish that they can? Or do I hope they forget the freedom they once had? All I see is a deadness in their eyes, an accusation of, how can you do this to me? How can you let these smelly, noisy creatures mock me, yell at me, rattle my cage, and stare at me when they should be bowing their heads in reverence?

So do you free the giraffes and watch them gallop away? Do you shoot them in their alien looking heads so they die free? Or do you do what we all generally do in such circumstances, which is to watch them be hauled away in chains? We think about the sadness of it and then move our thoughts on to something else.

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Blixen experienced the typical problems that afflict farmers everywhere, which is Mother Nature not cooperating. Black and orange cloth.


Boards lightly soiled; Very Good, in slightly chipped dust jacket. James Cummins Bookseller Published: Boards lightly soiled; Very Good, in slightly chipped dust jacket Edition: First American edition of the author's classic memoir, which recounts events of the seventeen years when Blixen made her home in Kenya.

Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a small area of restoration to the spine. Named by Modern Library as one of the greatest works of nonfiction of the twentieth century.

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Listed by Modern Library as one of the greatest English-language nonfiction books of the 20th century. Raptis Rare Books Published: Random House [], Orange cloth covered boards quarter bound in black with bird embossed gold on the front board, gold lettering and design on spine, yellow-green topstain. An attractive copy of the author's best known work, basis for the Academy Award winning Film. Book is Very Good with age-darkening to the gutters and pastedowns, previous owner's bookplate to the front pastedown, and a few hints of wear to the extremities in a Very Good lightly edge-worn dust jacket with age-darkening and a small area of discoloration to the spine panel and a small abrasion to the rear panel.

Evening Star Books Published: Random House, A very good first edition so stated on the copyright page in a very good dust jacket with some damage on back panel.. Bookbid Rare Books Published: Dinesen, Isak. First Edition, so stated. Original orange cloth with gilt flamingo and shiny black spine.

Small faint scratch on the spine, small and neat previous owner's name in ink at the top right of the front free endpaper, Near Fine, in Very Good Dust Jacket with minor edge chips and an edge tear.

Pride and Prejudice-Books Published: Endsheets a little tanned at gutter; otherwise near fine in a jacket with some sunning and one tiny chip at the top of the spine, and light dust-soiling to the rear panel.. Endsheets a little tanned at gutter; otherwise near fine in a jacket with some sunning and one tiny chip at the top of the spine Edition: Name struck through in black marker on front fly and a little spotting on then topedge, very good or better in a nice and clean near fine dustwrapper.

Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA Published: Gilt cloth.

Endsheets darkened at edges and gutter, pencil literary ownership inscription on free endsheet, otherwise a very good copy, in spine tanned, price-clipped dust jacket with wear at edges and internal mend up one spine fold.

First U. Common in secondhand condition, as here. Publisher's rust-colored cloth over black spine, stamped in gilt with gilt illustration of a flamingo to front board, top edge stained green; in the original pictorial dust jacket with an illustration of a dense jungle scene. About near fine with light toning to page edges and gilt very slightly dimmed, particularly to the front board, magazine article about Isak Dinesen tipped in to rear endpapers; in a very good unclipped dust jacket with light wear to extremities and toning to spine with a few tiny chips to spine head.

Overall, a bright and sturdy copy. Out of Africa is the memoir of Baroness Karen von Blixen-Finecke, a Danish author who published many of her works under the pseudonym Isak Dinesen, and is based on the author's experience living in Kenya when it was controlled by the British Empire. It offers a unique glimpse at life in colonial East Africa. Interestingly, while this first American edition credits Isak Dinesen on its dust jacket, the first English edition cites Karen Blixen as the author.

First American Edition.. Hard Cover. Near Fine. First Edition with "First Edition" stated on the copyright page.

A lovely hard cover copy with dust jacket that has minimal edge wear, some light soiling to the cream colored rear panel and some darkening to the spine. Somewhat uncommon in such lovely condition.

The book, first published in , recounts events of the seventeen years when Blixen made her home in Kenya, then called British East Africa. Black Dog Books Published: Near Fine Edition: The author's second and highly acclaimed book, about her life on her coffee plantation in Kenya. Dineson is the pen name for Karen Blixen, the book is part of the basis for the wonderous movie of the same name, winning several Academy Awards, and starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep. Nice copy, a stated first edition American , no names or other markings, tightly boumd, the gilt lettering on the spine is unworn, corners are sharp, no fraying, no hinge problems, with some age tanning in the gutter between the front pastedown and front endpaper.

The DJ is a new facsimile which matches the original in every way except for a small rectangle on the top of the front flap that states "Facsimile Dust Jackets L.

A less expensive alternative to the first issue jacket which often appears torn, chipped, or otherwise flawed due to its over seventy years age..

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Books Express Published: New ISBN: Thomas J. Joyce And Company Published: Very good, in a very good unclipped jacket. Bumped at the text block fore edge, resulting in some very small closed tears, the largest penetrating no deeper than a quarter inch.

Jacket spine sunned with multiple small chips and tears. Stick Figure Books Published: No markings from previous owner.

Pages are clean and unmarked. Boards are clean; mild rubbing and bumping to edges, corners and ends of spine. Text block is clean.

Out Of Africa

Dust jacket has mild soiling, chipping and rubbing, but is covered in a protective mylar dust jacket. Dust jacket is not price-clipped. Pictures available upon request. Atlanta Vintage Books Published: A first edition, first printing published by Random House in John Atkinson Books Published: Time Incorporated.

As well, answers may be filled in. Lastly, may be missing components, e. Fine in decorated cloth covered boards with gilt text stamping on the spine and with a gilt decoration on the front board. There is also a faint circular 2" ring in the center of the front panel. A few of the more obvious deficiencies have been masked with the image of another copy of the dust jacket on the interior of the subject jacket.

A classic work pertaining to the author's life on her coffee plantation in Kenya between and She published her first book, Seven Gothic Tales, in under that pseudonym.

Out of Africa

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Let's call it Random House. I'll draw your trademark. We are proud to continue this tradition today.She tells with classic simplicity of the ways of the country and the natives: of the beauty of the Ngong Hills and coffee trees in blossom: of her guests, from the Prince of Wales to Knudsen, the old charcoal burner, who visited her: of primitive festivals: of big game that were her near neighbors--lions, rhinos, elephants, zebras, buffaloes--and of Lulu, the little gazelle who came to live with her, unbelievably ladylike and beautiful.

A classic memoir, which recounts events of the seventeen years when Blixen made her home in Kenya. It provides a vivid snapshot of African colonial life in the last decades of the British Empire. Before the rummage sale, Denys visits the empty house and Karen comments that the house should have been so all along; Denys says that he was just getting used to her things. David Watkin. They begin to live separately. The Golden Age of Safaris , p.

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