Hall, Barbara Hodge. 'Shadows in the Grass' Reveals Isak Dinesen's Masterful Touch. The Anniston Star (Anniston, Alabama) 5 February 1961, p 21

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The-' 'INCOMPARABLE' STORY TELLER T 'Shadows hi The Grass' Reveals Isak Dinesen9 s Masterful Touch "SHADOWS ON THE GRASS," by Isak Otaesea: Raadem Hew, New York, 161, $1.7$. f What great good fortune it is to enjoy still another book by the 4 LAUREN R. STEVEN! . 'great roiBlse' ac- n Stevens' First Work Stands Out "THE DOUBLE AXE." by Lama R. Stevens: Charles Scribaer's Sons, New York, 11, tin. We can only wonder at the pre-cociousness of our younger gene ration of American writers, who incomparable Isak Dinesen, that masterful story-teer whose heart is (till in the Africa sn left al most 30 years ago! For "Shadows in the Grass" brings four new sketch-stories from this remarkable woman's vas(-treasure of memories, plus several beautiful paintings by the author of the native men and women she loved so much. She Lived b Africa Isak Dinesen Is actually the Baroness Karen Blixen, a Danish noblewoman who went with her husband to British East Africa in lflt, and remained there to man age their coffee -plantation for ten years after they were di vorced in 1921. In the early Thirties, however, the market failed and she had to sell ber property and return to Denmark. But rhe took her memories with her, and soon published "Out of Africa." This and Wer- al other books have established her as a superior writer. 'Shadows oa Bie Grass teas of Farah, her proud Somali servant, who held a very special place in her African household and a very dear place in the Baroness' heart. Faith Is Revealed Another tale speaks touchingly of the natives' faith in symbols and of the magical letter from the King of Denmark which she used as an amulet among her native sick. "The Great Gesture" tells still more of her earnest if untrained medical aid to the people, and their sensitive understanding of her needs as a friend and neigh bor. And finally in "Echoes From the Hills." Isak Dinesen speaks of the lonely years after she left Africa, and the faithful vigil kept by her staff of African house servants who though she had de- Darted, still felt themselves bound to their, mistress. This is a beautiful book, one which will send the reader back to Miss Dinensen's earlier vol umes for further refreshment. BARBARA HODGE HALL m V v ; . . .- 0 ISAK DINESEN heart hi Africa Khrushchev's Red Pattern Is Outlined "THE KHRUSHCHEV PATTERN," by Frank Cibaeyt Daett, Sioaa aad Pearee, -New Yerk, MM, HK- Author of the recent best -set in "The Operators." Frank G ney in his newest work, "The Khrushchev Pattern," deaorDes the tactics of the Soviet premier

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  • — Hall, Barbara Hodge. 'Shadows in the Grass' Reveals Isak Dinesen's Masterful Touch. The Anniston Star (Anniston, Alabama) 5 February 1961, p 21

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