Babette's Feast

Isak Dinesen Karen Blixen


Babette's Feast

Babette's Feast

  • Title: Babette's Feast
  • Author: Isak Dinesen Karen Blixen
  • ISBN: 9780141195933
  • Page: 464
  • Format: Paperback



With the mysterious arrival of Babette, a refugee from France s civil war, life for two pious sisters and their tiny hamlet begins to change Before long, Babette has convinced them to try something other than boiled codfish and ale bread a gourmet French meal Her feast scandalizes the elders, except for the visiting general Just who is this strangely talented Babette,With the mysterious arrival of Babette, a refugee from France s civil war, life for two pious sisters and their tiny hamlet begins to change Before long, Babette has convinced them to try something other than boiled codfish and ale bread a gourmet French meal Her feast scandalizes the elders, except for the visiting general Just who is this strangely talented Babette, who has terrified this pious town with the prospect of losing their souls for enjoying too much earthly pleasure


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"Babetina gozba" je pravo malo remek-delo.Život autorke ove novele, Karen Bliksen, priča je za sebe. Bila je pesnikinja, slikarka, plemkinja, vlasnica plantaže u Africi (da, da, dobro ste pročitali - vlasnica plantaže kafe, a predgrađe Najrobija gde se nalazila njena plantaža danas se zove Karen). Njena dela su doživela brojne ekranizacije, čak je i jedan asteroid nazvan po njoj :) Ali, ona je sebe najradije nazivala pripovedačem, i kako nam je to preneo u odličnom Pogovoru prevodilac [...]

Best known for her award winning memoir Out of Africa, Karen Blixen also wrote several other works. In addition to being a farmer/rancher/adventurer, she was, in fact, a very good writer, and that is evident in this short work, Babette's Feast. It's the story of a French woman, exiled during the political upheaval in her country, who seeks asylum in a small Norwegian village with two pious sisters. But Babette has a secret, and when good fortune smiles upon her, she uses her secret to repay the [...]

This is an astonishingly good story, there is an awful lot packed into a small space. What I enjoyed most about this story is the sustained irony, the way that familiar things are stood on their heads, and how well the writer plays variations on a theme.A great deal of this story's effect depends on familiarity with some once well-known Christian themes and images, which may make it less accessible for some.

This was a short novella about a young woman Babette who finds shelter from the civil war in France with two sisters. She stays for many years, cooking the bland food the expect but than asks a favor. She wants to prepare a French feast for the women and their guests on their Father's birthday.Enjoyed this very much. There is some subtle humor and even a bit of a mystery. Who really is this mysterious Babette? Why at her dinner do the guests find themselves changing? Quite a good story from an a [...]

This is absolutely wonderful!!!!This novella is only 52 pages long. There is no possible excuse for not being able to find time to read this book. I remember the wonderful movie, but this is even better. The characterizations of the people are funny and moving. Great prose. I adore it. Add it to the top of your reading lists. I have read about half, 25 pages. I read Out of Africa ages ago. Was it this good?! Should I reread it?On completion:Oh, it was too short! I got interested and then a door [...]

Martine and Philippa are austere, elderly sisters who still retain traces of their former ravishing beauty. Their father was a strict Puritan minister, and they had devoted their lives to serving with him. Babette is their unassuming French maid who has won a windfall in the lottery. Instead of leaving the sisters, as they fear, she chooses to treat them and their guests to a sumptuous feast. Although all the money will be blown in one night, Babette insists there is nothing she would rather do. [...]

This is a short novella (probably more novelette) by Isak Dinesen (or Karen Blixen of 'Out of Africa' fame). Two older sisters (Martine and Philippa) have led a puritan lifestyle in 19th century Norway, preserving the memory of their deceased father who was the much-loved Dean of the local Lutheran church. Each of them had potential love-interests in their younger days, but they spurned their affections, choosing instead to lead a spartan life that would keep their souls pure. One day, a bedragg [...]

You may read online here.From :In 19th century Denmark, two adult sisters live in an isolated village with their father, who is the honored pastor of a small Protestant church that is almost a sect unto itself. Although they each are presented with a real opportunity to leave the village, the sisters choose to stay with their father, to serve to him and their church. After some years, a French woman refugee, Babette, arrives at their door, begs them to take her in, and commits herself to work fo [...]

The story and the language (translation) are so quaint. As it such a short story, it would be difficult to summarise and add detail to the publisher's blurb, without spoilers, so I won't. What I would say, though, is that this is a book that I could read several times, and learn something new each time. You know how it is when you view a detailed oil painting for the tenth time, and notice something that you've never seen before? Well, this is the equivalent in book form.Watch out for a lesson i [...]

"Pero había momentos en que le parecía que el mundo no era cuestión moral, sino mística. Se miraba en el espejo, observaba la hilera de condecoraciones de su pecho y suspiraba para sí: "¡Vanidad de vanidades y todo vanidad!"Me ha sorprendido gratamente este relato.

Babettina gozba spisateljičino je, nakon Moje Afrike, drugo najvažnije i najpopularnije djelo. Prvi put je objavljeno 1950. u američkom ženskom magazinu "Ladies' Home Journal".Riječ je o vrlo neobičnoj pripovijesti lociranoj u norveškom gradiću Berlevågu, smještenom između visokih planina koje fizički zatvaraju vezu sa svijetom, dok je mjesto duhovno izolirao pastor, osnivač stroge crkvene sekte, čiji su se članovi odrekli svih zemaljskih zadovoljstava. U vrijeme kad počinje pri [...]

Saw this in the library and assuming it was translated from Danish, took it out. Found that she wrote in English, though, which strikes me as a bit odd.It read nicely, but was more a collection of individual moments than an actual story. Also, as is usual for tales like this, there seemed to be a 'message' - which I didn't get. I ended the book thinking 'right - er?', which is never a good sign as a response to art. ;)There was an afterword about Blixen's life and work which said she had a troub [...]

This is a lovely little tale about two elderly sisters living in Norway in the late 19th century, entrenched in their religious, spinsterly lives, and their exiled French cook, who spends her lottery winnings on one fine feast, the likes of which no one in the small town has ever seen before. It is about the meeting of opposites: lives, values, people, and about the potential bridging of gaps, about sensuousness and duty, about the choices we make in life and those that are made for us. I read/l [...]

Esse livro me surpreendeu.Eu li sinopses que retratavam Babette como uma santa (praticamente), mas, ao ler o livro, entendi um pouco mais as motivações e a personalidade dela. As irmãs não me cativaram, mas é exatamente por isso que elas são tão reais: a dedicação fervorosa à religião as deixou anestesiadas, e você sente que ela não fizeram nada na vida. Babette surge como um elemento do equilíbrio. Ela submete-se aos costumes da família por anos, até que finalmente tem a oportun [...]

Um conto que me comoveu desde a primeira leitura, há muito anos. Uma protagonista que é uma artista e uma exilada política está prestes a mudar a vida de uma pequena comunidade luterana num fiorde qualquer da Noruega. O triunfo da arte e da performance sobre a austeridade. Sobretudo, é um conto sobre escolhas que fazemos - e, por consequência, as renúncias que vem à reboque - e sobre fazer o que amamos (ou o que consideramos importantes) por nós mesmos. É um conto belíssimo.

Mali biser književnosti.

„Božji putovi vode preko morskih valova i preko snježnih planina gdje ljudsko oko ne vidi nijednu stazu.“Berlevag je jedan običan norveški gradić kojeg nastanjuju građani čije postojanje je vezano samo uz Boga i crkvu. Tamo nema zemaljskih zadovoljstava, a sve što je materijalno je ujedno i loše jer čovjek može biti samo duhovno sretan. Davno preminuli pastor usadio je to vjerovanje koje i nakon njegove smrti živi, jer u suprotnom Božja kazna će ih neumoljivo stići. Sama prič [...]

Babette's FeastBy Isak DinesenThe basic plot: Two aging Norwegian maiden sisters, the daughters of the leader of a puritanical religious sect, take in a French woman who has fallen upon hard times and who turns out to be a marvelous cook. After many years, she discovers she has won a lottery and spends her entire winnings on a fabulous dinner she creates for the sisters and their fellow congregants in gratitude. She gives everything of herself and, in doing so, transforms the Norwegians, who lea [...]

I used to love Isak Dineson but haven't read anything of hers in something like fifteen years or more, and obviously my reading tastes have changed during that time because I was left underwhelmed by this one. I definitely remember liking the movie version better.

"Può il risultato di tanti lunghi anni di vittorie risolversi in una sconfitta?" Ne avrei fatto volentieri a meno.

Ressenya completa ací: luckybuke/2017/12/el-fAquesta venia recomanadíssima per Laura. El festí de Babette és una faula perfecta per llegir en Nadal, baix d’una manta calenteta. En una comunitat puritana i tancada en sí mateixa, una cuinera francesa de passat desconegut els descobreix el que és la gràcia a través d’un banquet molt especial. Li lleve una estrella, perquè estic segura que no he acabat d’entendre tot el que em volia dir l’autora.

É um livro tão curto, mas cada pessoa que comentou comigo que leu, disse que o livro era sobre uma coisa diferente. E eu tinha achado outra coisa ainda! Como 50 páginas pode ter tantas variações de interpretação? O mais legal é que todas elas encaixam, fazem sentido.

I'm not an enormous fan of short stories, but I quite liked this one. The writing was lovely and engaging, and I'll certainly be looking to read more by this author.

The story is wonderfully written. Sparse, almost spartan, yet deep. The simplicity of the writing highlights the extravagance of the feast. Philip Yancey was so right to use it to explain God's grace. “Through all the world there goes one long cry from the heart of the artist: Give me leave to do my utmost!” -- would that all Christians made this their life's cry!QUOTES:‘May my food my body maintain, may my body my soul sustain, may my soul in deed and word Give thanks for all things to th [...]

Nije mi se svidjelo. Niti malo. Novela me uopće nije angažirala. Čitao sam je kao da čitam popis sastojaka na receptu. Možda me to čini dijelom skupine koju autorica kritizira, ali eto mogu si pomoći.Ukratko, riječ je o sjemenu koje je posijano na pogrešnom mjestu. Izniklom na mjestu na kojem nema nikoga tko bi ga cjenio. Po mom mišljenju, i takvo sjeme ima svoju svrhu.Također, novelica iznosi jednu dvojbu, odnosno kritiku. Da li živjeti po božjem zakonu znači biti suzdržan ili pa [...]

Ovo je jedna od onih knjiga koje u malo riječi govore puno. Za usporedbu mi padaju napamet Galeb Jonathan Livingston i Starac i more; ali samo po omjeru količine stranica i sadržaja, ne i samog sadržaja. Stoga, ako imate sat vremena pročitajte ovo djelo prije nego pročitate ostatak, jer me zbilja zanimaju dodatna mišljenja i tumačenja ovog djela.Ovo izdanje ima opširnu bilješku o piscu koja se pri kraju pretvara u tumačanje samog djela, a to tumačanje me podsjetilo na udžbenike iz k [...]

Le festin de Babette est en fait une nouvelle. Babette, française d’origine se pointe chez deux sœurs qui vivent dans un petit village en Norvège, afin d’échapper à la terreur qui sévit à Paris. Les deux sœurs acceptent de l’héberger et de la prendre à leur service en tant que bonne. Un jour, en l’honneur de l’anniversaire du décès de leur père, un pasteur luthérien, les deux sœurs décident de faire une petite fête et de recevoir quelques personnes qui ont été intime [...]

Trata-se de uma curta história que nos faz refletir sobre nossa curta jornada. Fazemos escolhas o tempo todo em nossa vida, e por muitas vezes abrimos mão de um sonho de felicidade por diversos motivos: medo, preconceito, receios, dúvida, covardia etc. O quanto a religião e outros dogmas influencia nossas escolhas? E se tivéssemos a oportunidade de voltar atrás e escolher novamente? "A língua é um pequeno membro e jacta-se de grandes coisas. Não nasceu homem capaz de domá-la; é um dem [...]

The film of this story is one of my very favourites. It's the film I watch when I'm tired out, sad, or just want a mental vacation. First saw it on Dec. 31, 1991, and don't know how many times I've seen it since then. I knew Karen Blixen wrote short stories, but having read Out of Africa and been seriously unimpressed (what kind of person describes shooting a lion as "an act of love"?)I was wary of reading any more of her output. For this, however, I made an exception. The film literally brings [...]

Me ha gustado es un buen cuento; y si no hubiese visto la película (Babette's Feast, 1987) probablemente me hubiese gustado más. Pero la película me parece una delicia, genialmente bien interpretada, con unas hermanas adorables, que en el libro me han resultado apenas dibujadas y algo frías. No sé, me ha faltado más profundidad en los personajes y sus historias. Es extraño que una adaptación al cine me parezca mejor que el libro original, pero este es uno de esos casos El cuento me ha gu [...]


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