Thursday, April 13, 2017

#CatThursday - #Authors and #Cats (61) Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen)


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The second Cat Thursday of each month is Authors and Cats Thursday. Each time I will feature an author with their cat(s), or pictured with a cat(s).


In honor of her birthday on April 17, Karen Blixen is our author this month. She is most famously known for her book, Out of Africa, though she wrote many others.

Karen Christence Dinesen, Baroness Blixen-Finecke - wrote as Isak Dinesen, Pierre Andrézel, other pseudonyms: Tania Blixen, Osceola, etc. (April 17, 1885 - September 07, 1962)

A Danish writer, who mixed in her work supernatural elements, aestheticism, and erotic undertones with an aristocratic view of life, Blixen always emphasized that she was a storyteller in the traditional, oral sense of the word. She drew her inspiration from the Bible, the Arabian Nights, the works of Homer, the Icelandic Sagas, and the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, who was her great fellow countryman. She wrote in English and in Danish.

Baroness Karen Blixen was born in Rungsted, Denmark, into a well-to-do patrician family. She was the daughter of Ingeborg Westenholz Dinesen, and the writer and army officer Wilhelm Dinesen, whose adventuresome spirit and storytelling talents influenced deeply Blixen's imagination. She spent her childhood on the family estate in Rungsted. Throughout her life Blixen's outlook and manner were unabashedly aristocratic. (from Goodreads)

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  1. I love learning about all these authors and their cats!

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  2. I love this meme and today's offering -- hooray for Isak Dinesen!!

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  3. Happy Easter dear Michelle - always enjoy these profiles! :-)

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