Isak Dinesen: The Life of a Storyteller - Book Four Pellegrina, Chapters 47-52: Baksheesh; Echoes; Summary & Analysis

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Book Four Pellegrina, Chapters 47-52: Baksheesh; Echoes; Summary and Analysis

Summary

After her surgeries, Dinesen went to Rome on a vacation. Her strength and vitality returned, and the European literary community embraced her. She then went to Denmark. That experience weakened her and brought back old worries. Dinesen later arranged to have a biography written because she did not feel at all comfortable doing a memoir.

Dinesen and her brother Thomas never got along well, but in her later years the mutual resentments grew into financial struggles. Dinesen wanted to buy out Thomas for the family property called Rungstedlund, but she did not want to meet Thomas' asking price. Her feeling was that she did all the work to keep the property while Thomas skated through life on the family money. A third party finally bought out Thomas and...

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