Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller - Book Two Tania, Chapters 25-28: A Love of Parallels; Nature and the Ideal; Holding Out; A Release from Self Summary & Analysis

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Book Two Tania, Chapters 25-28: A Love of Parallels; Nature and the Ideal; Holding Out; A Release from Self Summary and Analysis

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The relationship between Dinesen and Denys was perfect in that Denys, a confirmed bachelor, came and went as he pleased but fulfilled Dinesen's desires for romance and understanding better than anyone else. For a period, Dinesen thought she was pregnant with his child. She wrote to Denys about this, and he reacted less than enthusiastically. This split the two apart until Dinesen miscarried, likely due to the treatments she was taking for syphilis.

With the divorce from Bror finalized, Dinesen tried to run the coffee plantation on her own. By her fortieth year on earth, she fell into deep depressions followed by irrational hopeful...

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