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Perhaps I shall understand it all better when I can, at last, give words to it. The first of them was old Miss Nat-og-Dag, a maiden lady of great wealth, the last of the old illustrious race which carried arms two-parted in black and white, and whose name meant “Night and Day.

You are the man, Timon! In this noise nobody could talk, or even think.

Or this, a phrase in a description of a small fashionable watering place on the North Sea, “The very air had here in its embrace a scornful vigor which incited and renewed the heart.

On his command they rowed straight in amongst fallen buildings, and the women jumped into the boats from the house secen, their children in their arms.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I absolutely loved this book — or the reading experience of it. No story is what it says it is – notably in “The Monkey” where uproariously the real story sevsn just as the narrative ends.

A more straight-forward telling would have been more to my taste, but the central nugget–who the mysterious woman was and what finally happened to her was worth a bit of wading in the “stream.

Sevfn smelled very sweet and made a clean and soft seat. I have learned it.

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But what if you were bent down by the opposite misfortune? It will not make the slightest difference in the world to you that you have lost that voice of yours. In this way Calypso resolved to cut off her long hair, and to chop off dinewen young breasts, so as to be like her acquaintances. He took my hand and held it, and as I finished he looked up and said: Seben, we no more expected a moral attitude in our God than we meant to hold our great King responsible to the penal law.


Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it. In the light of five hundred wax candles great ladies were turning the destinies of nations by lifting their shoulders in their low frocks.

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But it was this: That particular story plays with many other motifs from the tale-telling tradition, not all of them English: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. They knew the tide and high sea out there, and they thought: On that account the sister of this ribbon, which is now being sanctified by your holy hand, lies gothiv the vault of the Royal Mausoleum of Stuttgart.

She was lionised; famous writers paid homage to her, including EE Cummings and Arthur Miller ; her public appearances were sevenn and there were more photos. I, on the contrary, have always held that the Lord has a penchant for masquerades. The witty woman, Madame, chooses for her carnival costume one which ingeniously reveals something in her spirit or heart which the conventions of her everyday life conceal; and when she puts on the hideous long-nosed Venetian mask, she tells us, not only that she has a classic nose behind it, but that she has much more, and may well be adored for things other than her mere beauty.

We meet the Aeven Guildenstern and sup in Elsinore, hell and its ghosts open up to us, characters seem most alive in the state of choosing not to choose. It is this sensibility which makes them seem very old and very modern at the same time. The ending of “The Old Chevalier” was legitimately creepy, I wanted to like this collection a lot, since Winter’s Tales made such an impression on me.


Margaret Atwood on the show-stopping Isak Dinesen

She became shy of all people, and wild, in the loneliness of the brilliant circle of the house. About Miss Malin there was nothing striking but the price. I can’t help it. He claims no rank except that of the first citizen of his kingdom, and no privileges except on account of his loyalty to the bourgeois code of morals.

She had, straight away, more than she had asked for in the task of making her companions comfortable, for hardly had the Cardinal spoken when he fell down in a dead faint. C’est beaucoup, dit Martin. Lists with This Book. There are probably always in Copenhagen four or five women who are on the verge of suicide; perhaps there are more. I sometimes dream that even now. A negation, a decay, not even in the best of taste.

Seven Gothic Tales, by Isak Dinesen [Karen Blixen], from Project Gutenberg Canada

I was completely taken in by the final twist. At the age of fifty she came unexpectedly into a very great fortune. View all 4 comments.

Views Read Edit View history. I held them to be precious flowers, which must be looked after carefully.

Suicidal, Maersk is visited by his mother’s husband, who convinces him to travel to Norderney for his health.