Isak Dinesen: The Life and Imagination of a Seducer

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ISAK
DINESEN
THE LIFE AND IMAGINATION OF A SEDUCER

Olga Anastasia Pelensky

OHIO UNIVERSITY PRESS/ ATHENS

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents ix
  • List of Illustrations xi
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • Permissions xix
  • A Note on Critical Sources and Themes xxi
  • I - The Aristocrat 1
  • 1. Nairobi, 1914 3
  • 2. the Dinesen Men 9
  • 3. Captain Dinesen, Adventurer and Gentleman 17
  • 4. the Westenholz Women 22
  • 5 - The Captain and the Lady 29
  • 6 - Daguerreotypes 34
  • 7 - The Dinesen Children 41
  • 8. "The Black Sheep" 49
  • 9. Paris, 1910 55
  • II - The Adventurer 61
  • 10 - The Baron, Bror Von Blixen-Finecke 63
  • 11 - Mombasa Wedding 66
  • 12. Arrival in Nairobi 71
  • 13. the White Hunters 75
  • 14. the Great War 79
  • 15. the Faustian Pact 89
  • 16. the African Farm 94
  • 17. the "Charming" English Gentleman 99
  • 18. Divorce 105
  • 19. Happy Valley 116
  • 20. the Gypsy Moth Plane 123
  • III - The Author 129
  • 21 - Pellegrina 131
  • 22 - An "African Book" 138
  • 23 - Occupation 143
  • 24. Thorkild Bjørnvig, Young Heretic 151
  • 25. the Heretics 156
  • 26. a Grand Joke 162
  • 27. "Amaze Me?" 166
  • 28. America, 1959 170
  • 29. Finale 173
  • Epilogue 175
  • Notes 177
  • A Selected List of Secondary Sources 209
  • Index 213
  • A Note About the Author *
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