March 2014 was the release of Professor Marianne Stecher's new book, "The Creative Dialectic in Karen Blixen's Essays: On Gender, Nazi Germany, and Colonial Desire." The University of Chicago Press, which is distributing the book, has supplied this description:
"Best known for Out of Africa and Babette’s Feast, Karen Blixen—often writing under the name Isak Dinesen—was an iconic figure in Scandinavia and the Anglo-American world, celebrated as a literary star and a pundit in newspapers, radio, and lecture halls. Many of her topical pieces would later be published as essays, and in this book Marianne Stecher offers the first critical examination of them, exploring Blixen’s sagacious reflections on some of the twentieth century’s greatest challenges. Stecher uncovers a 'creative dialectic' in Blixen’s work, an interplay of complementary opposites that Blixen saw as fundamental to human life and artistic creativity."