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Perfect Bliss and Perfect Despair

Errol Trzebinski, 3 June 1982

Letters from Africa 1914-1931 
by Isak Dinesen, edited by Frans Lasson, translated by Anne Born.
Weidenfeld, 474 pp., £12.95, September 1981, 9780297780007
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... arms and sink with it and it will be without complaint, indeed in great gratitude towards life.’ Frans Lasson, the editor of the letters, remarks, in his Foreword, that ‘no letters from Karen Blixen to her brother for the period between November 1928 and April 1931 have survived; it will always be difficult to determine, from a distance of many ...

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