First Printing. Brown cloth with blue backstrip, gilt lettering, blue spine decorations and gilt cover illustration. Previous owner mailing label neatly pasted to front endpaper, text is otherwise clean and bright, no marks. Frontis photo of Dinesen and three other illustratons. Price-clipped DJ shows three small closed tear to edges, uneven darkening of spine and covers. Shadows on the Grass Dinesen, Isak G. Putnam's Sons, Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition.
All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed. New York: Random House, First American edition, 8vo, pp. A collection of stories about Africa by the author of Out of Africa. Seller: Rulon-Miller Books Published: Shadows on the Grass Dinesen, Isak Random House, A very ncie copy with no chips, stains or writing and the price is unclipped. A shadow on the FEP iand a darkened spine are the only flaw.
Excellent Copy. First Amnerican Edition. Shadows on the Grass. First UK edition.. Very near fine in near fine dust jacket with a short closed tear to the top edge of the rear panel. Edition: First UK edition. Book club edition. Brown cloth boards decorated with gold outlines of African people and titles, green cloth spine, blue decoration on spine with gold titles. Spine one shade off, closed, repaired tears on bottom front, very light edgewear.
Rear endpapers foxed, light, uniform foxing to pages. A collection of stories about Africa published after Out of Africa. Near fine in a very good dustjacket, protected with mylar cover.. Third printing of the British edition. Hard cover in original cloth and dust jacket. Published London: Michael Joseph, , third impression June Four autobiographical essays. Green cloth with gilt titles. Mild foxing to preliminaries and edges, else near fine, tight, crisp in very good dust jacket with some edgewear.
New York:: Random House,, .. First American edition.. A fine copy in a nice, price-clipped jacket with just a trace of soil to the spine.. Seller: Jeffrey H.
Marks Rare Books Published: . Condition: A fine copy in a nice, price-clipped jacket with just a trace of soil to the spine. Edition: First American edition. Book Club Edition. Very Good in a Good price clipped dust jacket. Edge wear with chips and tears including a one inch tears on jacket. Light soiling. Dinesen, Isak Karen Blixen. Michael Joseph, An autobiographical pendant to 'Out of Africa', in which Isak Dinesen writes 'with brilliant clarity and superb understanding' of a variety of experiences with her African servants and neighbours.. Very Good. VG in VG dustjacket. An autobiographical pendant to 'Out of Africa', in which Isak Dinesen writes 'with brilliant clarity and superb understanding' of a variety of experiences with her African servants and neighbours.
First edition. Two-tone cloth. Dustiness to top edge, otherwise near fine in a lightly tanned pictorial dust jacket with modest rubbing and one small closed tear in the upper panel. Frontis: portrait of Isak Dinesen. Feb 04, Elba Horrocks rated it really liked it. This follows the author's Out of Africa memoir. In her seventies, she writes a conclusion to her years in Africa and of her faithful servants. I found it touching that she kept in touch with her Somali and Kikuyu servants. She even sent one a typewriter. Aug 03, Sara rated it did not like it Shelves: non-fiction.
Aug 21, Bustadave32 rated it it was ok. Super unnecessary.
Read Out of Africa twice. Dec 20, Linda rated it liked it. Quite a bit of this book is repeat from Out of Africa.
The view to me later on was confirmed as I observed the fact that white people to whom the past was still a reality—in whose minds the past of their country, their name and blood or their home was naturally alive—would get on easier with the Africans and would come closer to them than others, to whom the world was created yesterday, or upon the day when they got their new car. Among the celebrations in his honour was a concours hippique in Nairobi, and I had entered my Irish pony Poor-Box for the jumping competition—he was at the moment in training at Limoru. As I pulled up the car, Kamante, who during our drive had not said a word, spoke to me. And she never misses a thing. We registered ourselves with the wild animals, sadly admitting the inadequacy of our return to the community—and to our mortgages—but realizing that we could not possibly, not even in order to obtain the highest approval of our surroundings, give up that direct contact with God which we shared with the hippo and the flamingo. The GrassLayer object returned allows you to configure the grass any way you want.
Out of Africa is a much better read. May 09, Laura rated it really liked it. This was more of an epilogue to Out of Africa than a book in and of itself. It was beautiful nonetheless-just fantastic writing that transports you to a place and time that no longer exists. Apr 01, Allison rated it really liked it.
This is a great book to read after reading Out of Africa. These stories are the author's final stories she wanted to express at the end of her African journey. Oct 27, Rachel rated it it was amazing. As much as I hate to ever agree with Hemingway on anything I will say that if this book is to be taken as the rule, one should never write about a place until one leaves it, for this book is the distillation of a life carried out passionately.
And while I know that it would be natural for a writer to write only the most exciting bits down for posterity. But to write so clearly and passionately about people and places left many years ago, to still see as clear and fresh across, 30 years of age As much as I hate to ever agree with Hemingway on anything I will say that if this book is to be taken as the rule, one should never write about a place until one leaves it, for this book is the distillation of a life carried out passionately.
But to write so clearly and passionately about people and places left many years ago, to still see as clear and fresh across, 30 years of age and illness is in a word amazing. I think what I like most about her stories is that today she would be an eco-warrior and human rights activist.
But her work never comes across as a woman preaching toward some greater good you never feel preached to or looked down upon. Reading her stories you feel as if you too have been invited to dine with her and now has come the time for stories. And while she writes of injustice at large, never does she approach the idea that only the western rich white woman can fix these poor stupid people. Her work though was personal was far from politically correct then or now.
She was however unabashedly real and compassionate for the sake of humanity and the world in which the people connected to her lived. Aug 08, Bette Hunter rated it it was amazing. Karen blixen wrote this over thirty years after she left Africa, everything she left there still crystal clear in her mind.
She was a big part of my childhood in Denmark, on the radio and on my parents and all my friends bookshelves. Forever right behind my retina and In my conscience. I feel I have known her personally all my life. From where she lived in Rungstedlund, far removed from where I was brought up in inner city Copenhagen , to the seventeen years she lived in Africa.
She lived in Karen blixen wrote this over thirty years after she left Africa, everything she left there still crystal clear in her mind. She lived in this beautiful house by the coast in the most affluent part north of Copenhagen; here she sat and wrote her novels under the lamp that Denys finch Hatten had given her. Here she was in body, while her spirit never left Africa.
axcioterdescro.gq Karen Blixen, The riddled with syphilis, The arrogant and snobbish, The painfully and dramatic, The biggest story teller, seriously important, never being less than the most, the best, the Queen of Danish literature. It has been said, had it not been for her arrogance she would have won Nobel prize in literature.
Sep 27, Tess Julia rated it it was amazing. Well written, like her book Out of Africa, it gave more insight on what happened after she left the farm. While there may be things that could be thought of as racially insensitive, overall, I thought what I liked best was how she saw everyone, including her staff, as human. Even with all the cultural differences, she wrote of them in an observant and insightful way instead of demeaning for the most part. She still comes from a well-to-do, aristocratic upbringing, and that brings with it those Well written, like her book Out of Africa, it gave more insight on what happened after she left the farm.
Isak Dinesen takes up the absorbing story of her life in Kenya begun in the unforgettable Out of Africa, which she published under the name of Karen Blixen. Out of Africa / Shadows on the Grass. See more books by Isak Dinesen. Shadows on the Grass Paperback – International Edition, November 6, Amazon Global Store UK. This item:Shadows on the Grass by Isak Dinesen Paperback $
She still comes from a well-to-do, aristocratic upbringing, and that brings with it those biases. Once I thought of it as a boss with their employees, given the loyalty her former staff maintained, I would chose to work for her any time. Long after she left the country she maintained contact with them and showed concern for their well-being, even sending them money and gifts.