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KAREN BLIXEN, A LIFE MADE FOR FILM ( PAU September 2021)
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Journalist: Among the many stories that Kenya hides, one of the most interesting is that lived by Karen Blixen, the Danish writer who published some of the most beautiful stories of the twentieth century under the name of Isak Dinesen. However, it was in 1985 when the film directed by Sydney Pollack, Out of Africa, starring Meryl Streep and Robert Redford, brought her universal fame. But today we are not here to talk about the film but rather about the woman Karen Blixen. And to do so, we have here with us, Professor Jensen from the University of Copenhagen, who has just published Blixen’s biography. Good morning, Dr Jensen.
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