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 (dē′nĭ-sən, dĭn′ĭ-), Isak Pen name of Baroness Karen Blixen, born Karen Christentze Dinesen 1885-1962.
Danish writer who lived in Kenya from 1914 to 1933 and is best known for her memoir Out of Africa (1937).


(Biography) Isak (ˈaɪzək), pen name of Baroness Karen Blixen. 1885–1962, Danish author of short stories in Danish and English, including Seven Gothic Tales (1934) and Winter's Tales (1942). Her life story was told in the film Out of Africa (1986)


(ˈdɪn ə sən, ˈdi nə-)

Isak, (pen name of Baroness Karen Blixen), 1885–1962, Danish author.
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Noun1.Dinesen - Danish writer who lived in Kenya for 19 years and is remembered for her writings about Africa (1885-1962)Dinesen - Danish writer who lived in Kenya for 19 years and is remembered for her writings about Africa (1885-1962)
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Beryl tells her story, one of hard-won freedom and costs--including her friendship with writer Karen Blixen (the pen name of Isak Dinesen, author of Out of Africa) and her affair with Blixen's lover, safari hunter Denys Fitch Hatton; her multiple lovers and marriages; her immersion in the bohemian expat community; and her own personal tragedies--from an altitude of 1,800 feet.
Out of Africa, which was written in English "out of loyalty to her dead lover's language" (Arendt in Dinesen vii), was first published in 1937 in Britain by the London publisher Putnam.
Salt Water: Isak Dinesen knew what she was talking about when she said, "The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.
At the center of "Jauja" are the stories of a father and his teenage daughter far from home, Gunnar and Ingeborg Dinesen (Viggo Mortensen and Viilbjork Agger Malling).
Dinesen and Mukeem played well and made 40 runs each.
After Out of Africa, Isak Dinesen published Daguerreotypes.
Marilyn had an IQ of 163 and at a lunch thrown for Dinesen by novelist Carson McCullers she was described as "gay and witty in this company, easily holding her own".
Amid citations of authors such as Sigmund Freud, Walter Benjamin, and Isak Dinesen, she ruminates over the photographs she rook of her sisters more than thirty years earlier, the ones from which the prints displayed in the next room were chosen.
We want to give these children a toy that offers them not only joy, but also helps them grow and develop", said Danish ambassador Rene Dinesen at the project launch.
Dave Dinesen, founder and CEO of BackCheck, says: "BackCheck is proud of its place in the UK.
He was just touched off by Dinesen, partnered by promising 20-year-old Richard Hughes.
A story can save a life, in other words: and this is the positive conclusion of the older Isak Dinesen who (as we will see in section two) knows the truth about earlier attempts to compel one's life in a direction ordered by story but can conclude in the end that "[a]ll sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story or tell a story about them.