Shadows on the Grass Author:Isak Dinesen Isak Dinesen who lived in Africa for many years, recalls again the African land and people she knows so well. — Endowing dramatic experience with her wondrous insight, she presents in this book four additional stories: — FARAH — In which the sotry teller describes a mistress-servant relationship "as picturesque as that of don Quixote and Sancho Pan... more »za."
BARUA A SOLDANI (letter from a King)
In which is told the story of a letter that banishes all pain.
THE GREAT GESTURE
In which the storyteller shows how generousity triumphs over superstition.
ECHOES FROM THE HILLS
In which recollections of the past crowd in upon the storyteller, now far away, when she hears news of her friends in Africa.
There are some interesting illustrations - most notably, several portraits painted by Isak Dinesen therself. Written in the exquisite prose that is the hallmark of all of Isak Dinesen's writing, this timely new work has, as well, the authority that derives from a deep personal knowledge of her subject.« less