Entertainments and Posthumous Tales

Isak Dinesen

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Isak Dinesen

345 pages | 5-1/2 x 8 | © 1977
Paper $27.50 ISBN: 9780226153049 Published October 1979 Not for sale in Europe or the British Commonwealth except Canada
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
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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