The Blazing World - Kirsten Larsen Smith/Harriet Burden Notebook U Summary & Analysis

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Kirsten Larsen Smith

Kirsten is Rune's sister and she is interviewed by Hess. This chapter is a transcription of that interview. Hess asks her about her brother's death. She says that now, eight years after his death, she's ready to set the record straight on a number of things because of Oswald Case's book on her brother. First, she says, he was never underprivileged. She also takes exception to the fact that Oswald Case suggested that as a celebrity Rune was no longer responsible for being a moral person. She says that when they were younger their mother had a drinking problem and Rune felt responsible for taking care of her when she was out of it.

This made Rune angry and so he started shoplifting, Kirsten says. So, she tells Hess, there was no way that Rune...

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