New Faculty Book:
Forthcoming in November 2013:
The Creative Dialectic in Karen Blixen's Essays: On Gender, Nazi Germany, and Colonial Desire
This new study addresses the provocative essays of Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen), an iconic figure in Scandinavia and the Anglo-American world. Celebrated for her literary tales and Out of Africa, Karen Blixen’s essays offer sagacious reflections on three significant challenges of the twentieth century: feminism, Nazism, and colonialism. Marianne Stecher's new book demonstrates that a "creative dialectic" informs these essays, an interplay of complementary opposites that Blixen sees as fundamental to human life and artistic creativity.
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