Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller - Book Two Tania, Chapters 21-24: Dramatis Personae; Intermezzo; Thomas; Kamante and Lulu Summary & Analysis

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Book Two Tania, Chapters 21-24: Dramatis Personae; Intermezzo; Thomas; Kamante and Lulu Summary and Analysis

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Dinesen started a love affair with Denys Finch Hatton while still married to Bror. Her attitude about marriage involved a social and legal contract, but since Bror was not faithful to her, she felt no responsibility to be faithful to him. She felt that Denys was her true match on an intellectual level and compatible on an emotional level. Denys provided her the companionship she needed, while Bror raised her financial and social statuses. He knew about the love affair and mostly kept quiet. Occasionally he would embarrass Dinesen by acknowledging in public that Denys was her lover, but at the same time he became good friends with Denys.

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