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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. McMillan had purchased them when Blixen left Africa. In Copenhagen, she studied at the Royal Academy of Art and subsequently attended several other art schools across Europe. The Second World War influenced Blixen to write an allegorical novel. Its success firmly established her reputation. For this reason, she earns our sympathy, even though she may occasionally voice snobbery or ideas that people may now find to not be culturally sensitive. The narrator's relative fearlessness shows her to be a creature who thrives on activity and adventuring.

There they owned and directed a coffee plantation in Kenya and became big-game hunters. These aristocrats, such as herself, the Masai, and Denys Finch- Hatton, are able to connect to one another in the spirit of humanity, regardless of their cultural differences.

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Out of Africa sealed Dinesen's reputation and gained her worldwide recognition as an author. In the day-time you felt that you had got high up, near to the sun, but the early mornings and evenings were limpid and restful, and the nights were cold.

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The book, divided into five sections, covered the lives and traditions of Kenyan natives and explored native concepts of justice. Most of the day-to-day running of the Karen Coffee Company fell to Blixen, as her husband spent most of his time hunting, on safaris, and being unfaithful to his wife.

In she finally received surgical treatment of her stomach ulcer which for many years had caused her attacks of abdominal pain.

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Rungstedlund Museum Karen Blixen lived most of her life at the family estate Rungstedlund, which was acquired by her father in She remained in Rungstedlund for the rest of her life.

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Behind The Pages Of "Out of Africa" And Karen Blixen's Life In Kenya