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Babette's Feast and Other Stories
Babette's Feast and Other Stories | Isak Dinesen, Karen Blixen
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These five rich, witty and magical stories from the author of Out of Africa include one of her most well-known tales, 'Babette's Feast', which was made into the classic film. It tells the story of a French cook working in a puritanical Norwegian community, who treats her employers to the decadent feast of a lifetime. There is also a real-life Prospero and his Ariel in 'Tempests', a mysterious pearl-fisher in 'The Diver' and a brief, tragic encounter in 'The Ring'. All the stories have a mystic, fairy-tale quality, linked by themes of angels, the sea, dreams and fate. They were among the last to be written by Isak Dinesen, and show her as a master of short fiction. 'Immensely satisfying . . . splendid imaginative creations, the work of a writer of stature.' The Times Literary Supplement 'Acutely perceptive, often mysterious stories.' Sunday Telegraph
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Babette's Feast and Other Stories | Isak Dinesen, Karen Blixen
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And on the same day you received my #jolabokaflod I received this great parcel from you! Thank you so much for the book (so nice to receive a Danish author from you!) and your sweet words! I am looking forward to reading it for #ReadingEurope2020 ❤️😘

LeahBergen This is one of my favourite movies! I have to read the story still (I have it in a different collection of her stories). ❤️ 1mo
Kalalalatja That was so fast, Yay! And I haven‘t read it myself, but it is a Danish classic, so I hope you‘ll like it ☺️ 1mo
Fridameetslucy That movie !!! 1mo
Tamra @LeahBergen I have loved both! I rewatch the movie every couple of years. 💜 1mo
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Anecdotes of destiny | Isak Dinesen
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Congratulations on a fun milestone @CSeydel. Thanks for the chance to win! #12345

My bookish anecdote: when I was 10, I read Gone with the Wind for the first time. I stayed up all night reading it under the covers with a flashlight, way past my bedtime. I got caught because I was sobbing so loudly I woke up my mom at 3am.
My mom would also catch me reading in the closet when I was suppose to be doing chores.

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Babette's Feast and Other Stories | Isak Dinesen, Karen Blixen
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Every phrases, every words and in Babette's Feast, in particular, every dishes are chosen for a purpose. Reading Blixen compares for me to watching a master lace maker creating a piece right before your eyes. What I liked best about Babette is her 'inébranlable' confidence in herself, in her art, in her talent. #emojinov ?

Eugeniavb Lovely review! 2y
ferskner She's my favorite writer. Everything is perfection. 2y
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