startling banals

11 July 2007

Isak Dinesen - Life of a storyteller

From the book:
Kamante was "the kind of stuff from which, in the olden days, they made court jesters." He was "aware of this separateness of his, himself, with the arrogant greatness of soul of the real dwarf, who, when he finds himself at a difference with the whole world, holds the world to be crooked." This is a quality found in many of Dinesen's heroes, and one she cultivated in herself. It is the heroism of the dreamer, the eccentric, and the pervert: all those who have been planted in life with their taproots bent and who never thrive, or bear fruit, but who seem to flower "more richly than the others."


Ha the heroism, then the burn out...tragedies are made of it!

doing some serious reading huh...and the wish list below tags me to take it up :)

Anonymous Anonymous, at 11.7.07  
nah man. nothing serious. just curious about this writer's life. i am sure you will like the book - 'out of africa'. her writing is exquisite.

that wish list is a plan of action.
i intend to enjoy life :D

now for your wish list!
Blogger anish, at 12.7.07  

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