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by Run With The Fox
Run With The Fox
Jusr received the Adventure 2022 issue-and talk about timing- Out of Africa with: Meryl Streep, Robert Redford and Klaus Maria Brandauer circe 1985 was on the Turner movie Channel the other night-one of my all-time favorites- and sonofagun, there's a great article by Wayne Van Zwoll on the history, and of special interest, the actual Express Rifle Denys-Finch-Hatton used in real life was pictured and detailed. Everything I love about Hemingway's writings about Africa, and the fotos and cast of characters from his first Safari (1933) until his last, 20 years later-Baron Bror Von Blixen, Beryl Markham, plus not mentioned but in the mix- Phillip Perccival, Dennis Zaphiro and Dick Cooper-- great piece of writng, Sir- well done indeed. RWTF
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by ellenbr
Originally Posted by Argo44
In my teens I discovered Africa in Literature. There are a lot of Hunting tales and I ultimately wound up spending a goodly number of years in Francophone Africa where I can still be found today. But for me three books read early on are still the best:

The Turning Wheels, by Stuart Cloete - the story of the vortrekers. There is an overwhelming sense of the vastness and color of the Veld. I read that book when I was 14...some terrible scenes like when a man trapped in a tree by a musk ox has his foot wedge by a branch and the ox licks the sole off he boot and the skin off the foot.....

Out of Africa by Karen Blixen: The first line of the book remains with me to this day: "I had a farm in Africa, at the foot of the Ngong Hills". There was something about Kenya in the pre-WWI era that is just incredibly romantic. The movie was good. The book is timeless........

I too via literature discovered Africa, of which I really had not the slightest idea, in my teens. My English teacher, thru a change of life early on, had decided she would expand our small town minds by making us dissect every word and phrase of the movie. I know it like back of hand, have lived it and witnessed such Lion attack and am forever changed as well as forever grateful.

I watch it ever chance, just like a recent viewing, and watch it as if it were the 1st viewing. Pure LIFE it is.....


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by graybeardtmm3
Originally Posted by SKB
Out of Africa is not a work of fiction but a memoir of Karen Blixen's time managing a coffee plantation in Kenya.

in 2015, i had the pleasant experience of visiting her home/estate....located in the south western portion of nairobi, the general area is known as the "karen district".

the movie was partially filmed in that house, which has many of it's original it's not fiction - unless you're an idiot.

best regards,
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by KY Jon
KY Jon
Few books move me like Out of Africa. That reminds me I ought to find my copy and give it a good read.
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by Argo44
Humm. The Baron may have been interesting...but he gave his wife the clap and she suffered for a lifetime.
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