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(((DOWNLOAD E-PUB))) ↬ Isak Dinesen and the Engendering of Narrative ↮ Although Isak Dinesen has been widely acclaimed as a popular writer, her work has received little sustained critical attention In this revisionist study, Susan Hardy Aiken takes up the complex relations of gender, sexuality, and representation in Dinesen s narratives Drawing on feminist, psychoanalytic, and post structuralist theories, Aiken shows how the form and meaning of Dinesen s texts are affected by her doubled situations as a Dane who wrote in English, a European who lived for many years in Africa, and a woman who wrote under a male pseudonym within a male centered literary tradition In a series of readings that range across Dinesen s career, Aiken demonstrates that Dinesen persistently asserted the inseparability of gender and the engendering of narrative She argues that Dinesen s texts anticipate in remarkable ways some of the most radical insights of contemporary literary theories, particularly those of French feminist criticism Aiken also offers a major rereading of Out of Africa that both addresses its distinctiveness as a colonialist text and places it within Dinesen s larger oeuvre In Aiken s account, Dinesen s work emerges as a compelling inquiry into sexual difference and the ways it informs culture, subjectivity, and the language that is their medium This important book will at last give Isak Dinesen s work the prominence it deserves in literary studies