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Karen Blixen
Birth date: April 17, 1885
Died: September 07, 1962
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Kaethe rated it 3 years ago
Gothic as all get out, sure, but almost unbearably Victorian. I'm okay with the narrative voice, it's old fashioned, but interesting with nice human observation. But the speeches are each eternal, and rather preachy, and then there's the references to the peasantry as if they weren't human. Library ...
Olga Godim
Olga Godim rated it 3 years ago
It’s hard to write a review for this story. I started it with suspicion – I don’t like religious writing, and too much of this short novelette has to do with faith – but by the end of the story, I had tears in my eyes. The story is not about faith, after all. It is about humanity in all of us and ab...
BrokenTune rated it 4 years ago
"There is something strangely determinate and fatal about a single shot in the night. It is as if someone had cried a message to you in one word, and would not repeat it. I stood for some time wondering what it had meant. Nobody could aim at anything at this hour, and, to scare away something, a per...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it 5 years ago
This is a memoir of the author's experiences running a plantation in Kenya. It is colonial literature, which would make it automatically bad to some people. It is not in any way a romance, and is really an account of the sights and sounds of Africa and an account of the ways and manners of the abo...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 7 years ago
bookshelves: published-1952, shortstory-shortstories-novellas, danish-root Read in January, 2007 Superb (but extremely short) read and the film is just gorgeous. One day I will hire myself a small house there by the sea for a week and just curl up into a blanket and watch the waves. ETA: I ha...
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