Category Archives: Sagas and Tales

“Independent People” by Halldór Laxness: First Impressions for #ReadNobels #TTWIB April Challenge

I have really enjoyed this month’s Travel the World in Books (#TTWIB) challenge, organized by Aloi of Guiltless Reading, who invited us to read one book by a Nobel prize-winning author. Her announcement post for April’s combined challenge has the linkups of those who … Continue reading

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“Babette’s Feast”: the Story and the Film

“Babette’s Feast” is a short story by Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen), the Danish author whose real life experiences managing a farm in British East Africa (colonial Kenya) led her to write Out of Africa (1937).  Anyone who has read that book, or … Continue reading

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