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The Mattrup seat farmKaren Blixen with her brother Thomas on the family farm in Kenya in the s Karen Dinesen was born in the manor house of Rungstedlundnorth of Copenhagen. Her father, Wilhelm Dinesen —was a writer and army officer from a family of Jutland landowners  closely connected to the monarchy, the established church and conservative politics.
Karen Dinesen was the second oldest in a family of three sisters and two brothers. On returning to Denmark, he suffered from syphilis which resulted in bouts of deep depression.
He hanged himself on 28 March when Karen was almost ten. From then on her life was dominated by her Westenholz family.
Unlike her brothers, who attended school, she was educated at home by her maternal grandmother and by her aunt, Mary B. Westenholz, who brought her up in the staunch Unitarian tradition. Aunt Bess, as Westenholz was known to Dinesen, had a significant impact on her niece.
They engaged in lively discussions and correspondence on women's rights and relationships between men and women. Longing for the freedom she had enjoyed when her father was alive, she was able to find some satisfaction in telling her younger sister Ellen hair-raising good-night stories, partly inspired by Danish folk tales and Icelandic sagas.
Around this time, she also published fiction in Danish periodicals under the pseudonym Osceola,   the name of her father's dog, which she had often walked in her father's company.
She first fell in love with the dashing equestrian Hansbut he did not reciprocate. She therefore decided to accept the favours of his twin brother, Baron Bror Blixen-Fineckeand they announced their engagement on 23 Decemberto the family's surprise. Given the difficulties both were experiencing in settling in Denmark, the family suggested they should move abroad.
Their common uncle, Aage Westenholz — who had made a fortune in Siamsuggested they should go to Kenya to start a coffee farm. He and his sister Ingeborg Dinesen investedDanish crowns in the venture. They quickly ran into difficulties caused by the outbreak of the First World War.
Fighting between the Germans and the British in East Africa led to a shortage of workers and supplies. The property covered 6, acres of land: She was diagnosed with syphilis toward the end of their first year of marriage in Although Blixen's illness was eventually cured some uncertainty existsit created medical anguish for years to come.
Bythe marriage had run into serious difficulties, causing her husband to request a divorce in Against her wishes, the couple separated inand were officially divorced in He often travelled back and forth between Africa and England, and visited her occasionally.
In a letter to her brother Thomas inshe wrote: On safari with his clients, he died in the crash of his de Havilland Gipsy Moth biplane in March At the same time, the failure of the coffee plantation, as a result of mismanagement, the height of the farm, drought and the falling price of coffee caused by the worldwide economic depressionforced Blixen to abandon her beloved estate.
She remained in Rungstedlund for the rest of her life. I have been writing in English because I thought it would be more profitable.
Though her first book, Seven Gothic Tales, was completed inshe had difficulty finding a publisher and used her brother's contacts with Dorothy Canfield to help.
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From – Isak Dinesen (the pseudonym of Karen Christentze Dinesen Blixen) owned and operated a coffee plantation on the outskirts of what is now Nairobi, Kenya, until financial problems forced her to sell it and return to her home in Denmark.
Isak Dinesen (–) was the pen name of Danish author Karen Blixen. She was also published under the pen names Osceola and Pierre Andrézel and wrote works in Danish, French, and English. She was also published under the pen names Osceola and Pierre Andrézel and wrote works in Danish, French, and English.
Karen’s career as a writer didn’t begin until she moved back to Denmark and began writing about her experiences there under the pen name of Isak Dinesen. The movie ends with these words: “She wrote her first stories in under the name Isak Dinesen.
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