RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 48557497 LA English T1 Understanding Isak Dinesen A1 Brantly, Susan., PB University of South Carolina Press PP Columbia, S.C. YR 2002 SN 1570034281 9781570034282 AB "Brantly addresses the ambiguous qualities of Dinesen's life and literature that have caused critics to disagree on fundamental points of interpretation, examines her tics to English Gothic, German Romanticism, and other nineteenth-century trends, and considers her work within the contexts of modernism and postmodernism. With close readings of Seven Gothic Tales, Out of Africa. Shadows on the Grass, Winter's Tales, Last Tales, Anecdotes of Destiny, and Ehrengard, Brantly explores the clues, details, and subplots in texts that critics often describe as puzzles and labyrinths. Brantly reveals the thought and care that Dinesen devoted to the construction of her stories, her expansive knowledge of world literature, and the great pleasure awaiting readers as they unravel the mysteries embedded in her texts."--Jacket.