INCANTO E CAPRICCI DEL DESTINO La prima volta Karen Blixen incarnò per me il paternalismo del colonialista, e il colonialista era un nemico. E allora non. 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. The choice to present Karen Blixen astrologically an extraordinary talented writer .. Karen Blixen: Capricci del Destino Universale Economica Feltrinelli Milano.

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It was one of the saddest passages to read because it struck me how quietly told it was, emotionally restrained almost, with poignant reflections of the last things he did and the verses he shared when he was alive.

View all 9 comments. By the following Octoberher illness had already caprixci This is a book that I enjoyed without blixej, but it nevertheless provided some novel experiences and food for thought, and what more can we ask of our books? Here endeth the log-winded rant.

Il pranzo di Babette e La storia immortale by Isak Dinesen

In every sentence of Karen Blixen, we discover his immense passion, his respect for his homeland. Another thing that was slightly annoying was that she dismissed the harsh lives of some of the tribal women as them being different. Nostalgia is the word tagging it majorly.

At the same time I was putting this book away many times expecting it to be somewhat of slow paced and at that moment I usually wanted to read something more “entertaining”. Not to worry, the book is even better since the author was a keen observer and an accomplished storyteller.

Karen Blixen

Despite having travelled to another continent and managed a farm all on her own, she was obviously not to be trusted to write about her own experiences under the name of a woman!


The writing is lovely, and takes you right over to the place and time, which is always the mark of a good author. She fought hard for the Kikuyu to save their land before she left. It was an extraordinarily live thing; it seemed to draw breath on her arm, so that I wanted it for myself, kaden made Farah buy it from her.

Jan 04, Andrea rated it it was ok. Critics laud Blixen’s spirit of adventure and spunk during this bygone desyino.

Her own culture forbids her to talk too freely of her most passionate love during those years: Unlike most women of that era of the early s, she is alive and open to the natives and accepts their ways, without being too critical. Although maybe “entertainment” is not exactly the word describing this story well. This book was odd, fascinating, strange, depressing, tedious, poignant, old-fashioned and profound. Pseudonym used by the Danish author Karen Blixen.

The die is cast. Losing her farm and edstino losing her beloved Denys Finch Hatton must have been devastating.

Out of Africa

I had a farm in Africa at the foot of the Ngong Hills. Return to Book Page. According to events, fatality can be considered as nonsense or on the contrary a meaningful issue: The last chapter was heartbreaking. Dinesen writes, “It was not I who was going away, I did not have it in my power to leave Africa, but it was This book was odd, fascinating, strange, depressing, tedious, poignant, old-fashioned and profound.

Restoration of the house was expensive and when Blixen died init was greatly in debt. We continue the investigation only with some representative axes which nevertheless inform us of the whole design of her life: Sofia added it Oct 24, It was just not something that I could appreciate.


Do you shoot them in their alien looking heads so they die free? Sometimes, she laughs at them too much and it skews toward racism, but not often. Capricdi Masu marked it as to-read Nov 03, Baroness Karen von Blixen-Finecke Danish: I also happened to have the book on my bingo card in the group Catching up on Classics so I could read to check off that box as well, and now I only have one box left to complete the full card.

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You should love the snakes. Il libro, come tutti i libri, con la sua saggezza ieratica, mi ha aspettato. For example, when she jokingly threatens to fire all of her servants I have no idea why my mom recommended this book to me. The majesty of the lion and lioness in his and her natural environment is something that I will always recall with a sense of awe.

He had observed the changes of weather in them, their people, clouds, the stars at night. Blixen is best known for Out of Africa, an account of her life while living in Kenya, and for one of her stories, Babette’s Feast, both of which have been adapted into Academy Award-winning motion pictures.

He did cut a figure in his own age, but he did not quite fit in anywhere. It didn’t crop up terribly often luckily.