E–pub/E–book [Out of Africa] µ Isak Dinesen

  • Hardcover
  • 320
  • Out of Africa
  • Isak Dinesen
  • Spanish
  • 09 March 2018
  • 9788447300105

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Out of Africa Read & Download ¹ 9 Download Ø E-book, or Kindle E-pub Á Isak Dinesen A rodea hacen de África su nuevo hogar En este relato se basa la película del mismo nombre ue dirigida por Sidney Pollack y protagonizada por Robert Redford y Meryl Streep fué galardonada con ocho Oscars en 198. I had a farm in Africa at the foot of the Ngong Hills This very first line of Dinesen s memoir is like down Alice s rabbit hole Platform Nine and three uarters King s Cross or that cyclone that took Dorothy to Oz Except this time the world is a real one Though not imaginary it isn t lacking in adventures because of that and is unlike anything that modern city dwelling readers can know It is a sad hardship and slavery to people who live in towns that in their movements they know of one dimension only they walk along the line as if they were led on a string The transition from the line to the plane into the two dimensions when you wander across a field or through a wood is a splendid liberation to the slaves like the French Revolution But in the air you are taken into the full freedom of the three dimensions after long ages of exile and dreams the homesick heart throws itself into the arms of space What sets this book apart from other books on Africa by European travellers who always seemed to be filled with horrors is that she probably loves it than her homeland and is at one with it Here I am where I ought to be When you have caught the rhythm of Africa you find out that it is the same in all her music And Dinesen is filled with love for everything she found in this world And she has a beautiful prose with which to describe this love As they had become used to the idea of poetry they begged Speak again Speak like rain Why they should feel verse to be like rain I do not know People who dream when they sleep at night know of a special kind of happiness which the world of the day holds not a placid ecstasy and ease of heart that are like honey on the tongue And since she is an avid reader she is able to further beautify her prose with uotes from other books Kepler writes of what he felt when after many years work he at last found the laws of the movements of the planets I give myself over to my rapture The die is cast Nothing I have ever felt before is like this I tremble my blood leaps God has waited six thousand years for a looker on to his work His wisdom is infinite that of which we are ignorant is contained in him as well as the little that we knowSo sad did it seem that I remembered the saying of the hero in a book that I had read as a child I have conuered them all but I am standing amongst graves The two criticisms it has drawn is that it is racist and talks about hunting As regards hunting a lot of it is rendered neccesary by conditions though she does sometimes do for fun of it also she manages to show a compassion for animals Moreover I never really understand why it should be a taboo People never really care about the number of lives they take in doing pest controls at homesAs regards racism I don t think she is racist Racism like every other prejudice guards the ignorance which is at its roots and is unapreiciative and uncomprenhending of beauty in the prejudiced Dinesen is the very opposite of that she shows a great love and respect for African people and their culture as well a great willingness to understand them The Masai when they were moved from their old country North of the railway line to the present Masai Reserve took with them the names of their hills plains and rivers and gave them to the hills plains and rivers in the new countryperhaps the white men of the past indeed of any past would have been in better understanding and sympathy with the coloured races than we of our Industrial Age shall ever be When the first steam engine was constructed the roads of the races of the world parted and we have never found one another since Up at Meru I saw a young Native girl with a bracelet on a leather strap two inches wide and embroidered all over with very small turuoise coloured beads which varied a little in colour and played in green light blue and ultramarine It was an extraordinarily live thing it seemed to draw breath on her arm so that I wanted it for myself and made Farah buy it from her No sooner had it come upon my own arm than it gave up the ghost It was nothing now a small cheap purchased article of finery It had been the play of colours the duet between the turuoise and the n gre that uick sweet brownish black like peat and black pottery of the Native s skin that had created the life of the bracelet

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Out of Africa Read & Download ¹ 9 Download Ø E-book, or Kindle E-pub Á Isak Dinesen A sola a la responsabilidad de explorar la plantación Su amor por un aventurero aristócrata inglés Denys Finch Hatton el contacto diario y cordial con los nativos y su fascinación por el entorno salvaje ue l. Out Of Africa is the poignant memoir of Karen Blixen a Danish woman who lived on a coffee farm in Kenya for many years It is not a strict chronological biography a rambling series of memories Beautifully written it portrays a life among the native peoples wild vistas and animals This one will stay with you for a long while Recommended

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Out of Africa Read & Download ¹ 9 Download Ø E-book, or Kindle E-pub Á Isak Dinesen Karen Dinesen joven aristócrata danesa viaja a Kenya para casarse con un primo suyo el barón Bror von Blixen Ambos compran un cafetal pero el matrimonio fracasa al poco tiempo y tras el divorcio Karen se enfrent. 45 stars I had a farm in Africa at the foot of the Ngong Hills Everything that you saw made for greatness and freedom and uneualled nobilityA beautiful and evocative memoir of Baroness Karen von Blixen Finecke Out of Africa is a tribute to that magnificent continent from a woman who truly loved both the land and its people One must remember while reading this memoir that it was written during a period of colonialism but I never sensed that Blixen felt herself superior to the native Kikuyu people of Kenya where she worked tirelessly alongside them on her coffee plantation The Kikuyu held much respect for Blixen and she in turn respected their values and traditions She sympathized with various points of view while at the same time admitting that the Kikuyu perhaps had a greater understanding of her than the other way round I reconciled myself to the fact that while I should never uite know or understand them they knew me through and through and were conscious of the decisions that I was going to take before I was certain about them myselfThe descriptions of the landscape and the wildlife of Africa are as stunning as one would expect Everything comes to life with Blixen s vivid and lovely prose One can believe she really wanted to become a part of Africa herself not just one that wanted to claim a piece of it I loved her story about little Lulu a young bushbuck antelope that at one time became a member of the household in her own right Lulu came in from the wild world to show that we were on good terms with it and she made my house one with the African landscape so that nobody could tell where the one stopped and the other began Those who are sensitive to the topic should be warned that there are a couple of hunting scenes and mentions of safaris These were unfortunately common events of the day but uite regrettable nevertheless They did not affect my overall enjoyment of this book The majesty of the lion and lioness in his and her natural environment is something that I will always recall with a sense of aweI m not sure what I liked most about this book the country or the people that Blixen got to know over the twelve or so years she spent on her plantation Both aspects are so very captivating Throughout this time many visitors came and went from her home It was a place of refuge for Europeans traveling to the continent They had been over vast countries and had raised and broken their tents in many places now they were pleased to round my drive that was steadfast as the orbit of a star They liked to be met by familiar faces and I had the same servants all the time that I was in Africa It was also a place of gathering for the ngomas the Kikuyu s great social dances One of the most memorable visitors to the farm was Denys Finch Hatton a gentleman Blixen held in high regard and with whom she spent much time between his various safari outings Denys had watched and followed all the ways of the African Highlands and better than any other white man he had known their soil and seasons the vegetation and the wild animals the winds and smells He had observed the changes of weather in them their people clouds the stars at night One of her greatest joys was when she had the opportunity to fly over Africa with Denys and see its riches from above Parting with her coffee plantation her servants and the Kikuyu was a time of great sadness for Blixen but she made sure to see that all of those who had depended on her and the farm for their own livelihood were taken care of to the best of her ability Blixen will always stand out in my mind as a woman of courage compassion and great dignity Highly recommended to those that enjoy memoirs Africa and admirable women If I know a song of Africa I thought of the Giraffe and the African new moon lying on her back of the ploughs in the fields and the sweaty faces of the coffee pickers does Africa know a song of me Would the air over the plain uiver with a colour that I had had on or the children invent a game in which my name was or the full moon throw a shadow over the gravel of the drive that was like me or would the eagles of Ngong look out for me