The words crafted by the author linger in my mind and thoughts.
I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to curl up by a fire, in the middle of winter, and wants to be alternately delighted and dismayed.
These tales are lesser known masterpieces of the author of the great classic novel Out of Africa.
One of the best and most distinctive writers in the 20th Century.Published 17 days ago by Shane E Riorden
Seven Gothic tales is one. There is nothing to learn here. There is scant entertainment. The writing is unnecessarily complicated. Read morePublished 6 months ago by bob payne
The words crafted by the author linger in my mind and thoughts. I often have to stop and re-read a passage because it is truly scrumptious with detail; I feel as though I am there... Read morePublished 7 months ago by butterfly
I loved "Out of Africa", which I read--on Hemingway's recommendation--long before the silly movie adaptation existed. Read morePublished 9 months ago by theta
Isak Denisen (Karen Blixens) writing is extremely unusual. She weaves tales that remind me of
Edgar Allen Poe's.
What a wild imagination!
Isak Dinesen's "Seven Gothic Tales" are wonderful short stories that perfectly embody their title: their subjects as well as their denouements are awkward and eerie. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Cody Franchetti
BLIXEN'S SIGNAL NARRATIVES are steeped in a melancholy aristocratic air that would be redundant were in not for her inventiveness.
The nobility is her domain. Read more
I didn't know Isak Dinesen was nominated for the Nobel Prize twice and lost out to Hemingway and Camus. This gave me a clue of how good she must be. Read morePublished on August 25, 2012 by Lyric Space editor