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