Carnival: Entertainments and Posthumous Tales

Carnival: Entertainments and Posthumous Tales

by Isak Dinesen


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Carnival is an animated collection of works from every stage of Isak Dinesen's career. Many were written during her most creative years but set aside; others she wrote "just for entertainment." The collection includes "Second Meeting," her last work, and the title story, the first written under her now-famous pen name. None of these stories has previously appeared in book form in English. Three of them were translated especially for this collection by P. M. Mitchell and W. D. Paden.

"The editors have included only material that will stand easily with her more familiar work and satisfy her large following. . . . The rough drafts and variant treatments have been set aside for scholars."—Joseph McLellan, Washington Post

"The wit, the imagination, the elevated philosophical dialogue mark most of the stories in this volume as vintage Dinesen . . . of special interest to Dinesen fans."—Robert Langbaum, New York Times Book Review

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226153049
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/15/1979
Pages: 345
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Isak Dinesen was the pen name of Baroness Karen Blixen of Rungstedlund (1885-1962). Also available from the University of Chicago Press are Letters from Africa, 1914-1931 and Daguerreotypes and Other Essays, both by Isak Dinesen, and Frans Lasson's The Life and Destiny of Isak Dinesen.

Table of Contents

Foreword, by Frans Lasson
The de Cats Family
Uncle Theodore
The Last Day
Uncle Seneca
The Fat Man
The Ghost Horses
The Proud Lady
The Bear and the Kiss
Second Meeting

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