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Longing for darkness; Kamante's tales from Out of Africa, with original photographs (January 1914-July 1931) and quotations from Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen).

Author: Kamante.; Peter H Beard; Isak Dinesen
Publisher: New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich [1975]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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In one of the most dazzling--and unlikely--books of recent times, the lost worl of Isak Dinesen (Baroness Karen Blixen) is stirringly re-created by her old major-domo, Kamante, the hero of her classic "Out of Africa". Here Kamante gives his version of "Out of Africa" (related to Peter Beard and then translated from Swahili and handwritten by Kamante's sons", his inspired rendering of the fables Isak Dinesen taught
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Named Person: Kamante.; Isak Dinesen; Isak Dinesen; Kamante.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kamante.; Peter H Beard; Isak Dinesen
ISBN: 0151530807 9780151530809
OCLC Number: 1054224
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) illustrations 32 cm
Responsibility: Collected by Peter Beard.

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In one of the most dazzling--and unlikely--books of recent times, the lost worl of Isak Dinesen (Baroness Karen Blixen) is stirringly re-created by her old major-domo, Kamante, the hero of her classic "Out of Africa". Here Kamante gives his version of "Out of Africa" (related to Peter Beard and then translated from Swahili and handwritten by Kamante's sons", his inspired rendering of the fables Isak Dinesen taught in Karen Coffee Farm School, and his lyrical watercolors.

Here, too, are many never-before published photographs from the collections of Isak Dinesen, her brother Thomas, and her great friend Denys Finch-Hatton, along with Peter Beard's superb photographic record of a world where--for perhaps the last time in history--true wilderness and true sophistication were one ("Very few matters," Isak Dinesen wrote Peter Beard shortly before her death. "could move me as deeply as your epitaph, or monument, over that Old Africa which was so dear to my heart. In your photographs I seem to receive a greeting from the fauna of the country").

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