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Dinesen, Isak 1885-1962

Works: 540 works in 1,942 publications in 17 languages and 62,400 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Drama  Film adaptations  Short stories  Romance films  Biographical films  Records and correspondence  Horror fiction  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Translator, Other
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Seven Gothic tales by Isak Dinesen( Book )

54 editions published between 1934 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 3,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of seven suspenseful stories in nineteenth-century settings
Karen Blixen's Babettes Gæstebud by Gabriel Axel( Visual )

43 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the desolate coast of Denmark, two elderly, religious women take in a young woman to be their housekeeper and cook, not knowing she is a superb French chef. When the chef, (who is never called upon to cook anything more complicated or mouth-watering than boiled codfish or soup), wins a large sum of money, she decides to spend it all creating a magnificent meal
The angelic avengers by Isak Dinesen( Book )

38 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 1,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In het midden van de 18e eeuw spelende roman over twee Engelse meisjes die ontdekken dat de man die hen als zijn dochters in huis heeft gehaald, handelt in blanke slavinnen
Last tales by Isak Dinesen( Book )

24 editions published between 1957 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve tales in which fantasy and reality are harmoniously intermingled. Their effect is hypnotic; they are evocations that enchant the reader and give him a long after-enjoyment of unforgettable stories told with unfailing sensibility and controlled artistry
Ehrengard by Isak Dinesen( Book )

24 editions published between 1963 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 1,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early in the 19th century, a couple stay in seclusion to hide the woman's pregnancy caused by premarital indiscretion
Carnival : entertainments and posthumous tales by Isak Dinesen( Book )

8 editions published between 1977 and 1987 in English and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winter's tales by Isak Dinesen( Book )

78 editions published between 1942 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

11 short stories telling the stories of a struggling author, Danish country life, a brave Frenchwoman, a young sailor, a young married couple, a dreamer, and a wealthy child
Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen( Book )

40 editions published between 1937 and 1986 in English and Chinese and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author's life on a coffee farm in Kenya
Daguerreotypes, and other essays by Isak Dinesen( Book )

4 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in English and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Isak Dinesen . . . had an original approach to life that permeated all her work. She loved storytelling, with the result that most of her essays are quasi-narratives, which proceed not from major to minor premise but from one anecdote to another as the way of making concrete whatever idea she is considering. Her work is a delight and at times a marvel." - The New Yorker
On modern marriage by Isak Dinesen( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 1987 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anecdotes of destiny by Isak Dinesen( Book )

43 editions published between 1953 and 2001 in 7 languages and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cinq nouvelles dont celle du titre a inspiré le film de Gabriel Exel qui s'est mérité l'Oscar du meilleur film étranger en 1988
The sea-green horse : a collection of short stories by Barbara Howes( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shadows on the grass by Isak Dinesen( Book )

18 editions published between 1960 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of life on a Kenya coffee plantation twenty-five years ago, written in the form of four tales, which endow dramatic experience with wondrous insight
Diversions ; Songs by André Previn( )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Babettes gætebud by Isak Dinesen( Book )

105 editions published between 1952 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Babette est une Française devenue domestique en Norvège, après la Commune qui l'a contrainte à l'exil. Ses patronnes sont deux vieilles filles austères. Le jour où elle gagne dix mille francs or à une loterie, elle leur demande de la laisser préparer un dîner fin, dans la grande tradition française. Sa fortune y passe, mais une soirée aura effacé des années de carême
Out of Africa : a condensed version of the book by Isak Dinesen( Recording )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1921 Baroness Karen Blixen found herself stranded by her divorce on a Kenyan mountain farm. Instead of returning to her native Denmark, the 35-year-old Blixen stayed on and ran the farm. In 1931 she was forced to return to Denmark, where she wrote of her life in Africa and published it under the pseudonym of Isak Dinesen
Anecdotes of destiny ; and, Ehrengard by Isak Dinesen( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in English and Chinese and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the stories of Lady Ehrengard's affair with an eccentric portrait painter and five people in the past who are caught up in their own peculiar fates
The story of an African farm by Olive Schreiner( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel details the lives of three characters, first as children and then as adults – Waldo, Em and Lyndall – who live on a farm in the Karoo region of South Africa. The story is set in the middle- to late-19th century – the First Boer War is alluded to, but not mentioned by name
The giraffes go to Hamburg : for soprano, alto flute and piano by André Previn( )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thumbelina and other fairy tales by H. C Andersen( Book )

1 edition published in 1962 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of the adventures of Thumbelina, who got her name because she was no taller than a thumb, after she was taken away from her home by a toad and her son, and how she got her new name after finding a new home with people like herself
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Seven Gothic tales
Alternative Names

controlled identityAndrézel, Pierre, 1885-1962

controlled identityBlixen, Karen, 1885-1962

controlled identityBlixen, Tania, 1885-1962

controlled identityOsceola, 1885-1962

Blixen Finecke, Karen Christence Dinesen Baronesse

Blixen, Karen

Blixen, Karen 1885-1962

Blixen, Tania

Blixen, Tania 1885-1962

Dinesen, Isak

Osceola, 1885-1962

בליקסן, קרן קריסטנס

דינסן, איזיק

דינסן, איסק 1885־1962

ディネーセン, アイザック

ディネセン, イサク

The angelic avengersLast talesEhrengardCarnival : entertainments and posthumous talesWinter's talesOut of AfricaAnecdotes of destinyShadows on the grass