Dinesen, Isak – Blixen, Karen
Anecdotes of Destiny
Michael Joseph, 1958. 221 pages. Bound + dust wrapper.
Anecdotes of Destiny. A collection of (short) stories by Karen Blixen containing The Diver, Babette’s Feast, Tempests, The Immortal Story and The Ring. In the classic Babette’s Feast, a mysterious Frenchwoman prepares sumptuous feast for a gathering of religious ascetics and, in doing so, introduces them to the true essence of grace. In The Immortal Story, a miserly old tea-trader living in Canton wishes for power and finds redemption as he turns an oft-told sailors’ tale into reality for a young man and woman. Somewhat worn.