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‘I’ve never read her’ Book Club, reading Babettes Feast by Isak Dinesen

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‘I’ve never read her’ Book Club reading short fiction and essays by women.
Wednesday 11 December meeting at 7pm
Reading Babettes Feast by Isak Dinesen (Karen von Blixen-Fineck)

IsakPhotograph: Bettmann/Corbis

Drink and be merry! Enjoy a feast of mulled wine and mince pies over our December read – all welcome!  Our December read – the I’ve Never Read Her second birthday party and holidays special – is Babettes Feast, a short story by Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen).

Karen von Blixen-Finecke  (17 April 1885 – 7 September 1962), née Karen Christenze Dinesen, was a Danish author also known by her pen name Isak Dinesen. She also wrote under the pen names Osceola and Pierre Andrézel. Blixen wrote works in Danish, French and English.

Blixen is best known for Out of Africa, her account of living in Kenya, and one of her stories, Babette’s Feast, she was noted for her Seven Gothic Tales, for which she is also known in Denmark.

Babettes Feast was turned into a critically acclaimed film (watch here) in 1987 by director Gabriel Axel. As always, get your copy from your local charity shop, independent bookshop or library – not Amazon! See you all on Wednesday 11th December 2013 at 7pm.

PDF version available here.
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December 3, 2013 at 12:42 pm

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Launch of OBJETS MINCES Part 2 / Thursday 5th December 2013, 6 - 9 pm

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La Houle is pleased to present OBJETS MINCES, a four-part publication project organised in collaboration with artists and authors. Each installment, containing folded papers, is published as a folder. A final print will conclude the series by gathering all the “Objets Minces”. This second instalment includes thin shards of ice, aluminium-embossed stupidity, and a formula of seduction. With : Xavier Aupaix Myriam Arseneault-Goulet Pierre Duys Emmanuelle Quertain Dieudonné Cartier Rebekka Seubert Guillaume Sinquin

La Houle is a Brussels-based publishing structure located 72 miles away from the sea, composed of Marie Lécrivain and Jef Caro. From contemporary art to fiction, our books try to build bridges between author, translator, artist, and publisher. La Houle will not follow a single path: through various encounters and collaborations, we choose to establish a methodology that will define itself along our publications. La Houle is a non-profit press. Our concern is to find economic ways of making and distributing printed matter, working in close relation to artists’ or writers’ practices.

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December 3, 2013 at 11:20 am