By Eva Gabrielsson
Here's the genuine within story—not the single concerning the Stieg Larsson phenomenon, yet relatively the affection tale of a guy and a girl whose lives got here to be guided through politics and love, espresso and activism, writing and friendship. just one individual on the planet understands that tale good sufficient to inform it with authority. Her identify is Eva Gabrielsson.
Eva Gabrielsson and Stieg Larsson shared every little thing, beginning once they have been either eighteen till his premature demise thirty-two years later on the age of 50. In “There Are issues i need You to grasp” approximately Stieg Larsson and Me, Eva Gabrielsson accepts the daunting problem of telling the tale in their shared lifestyles steeped in love and sharpened within the fight for justice and human rights. She chooses to inform it in brief, spare, lyrical chapters, like snapshots, regaling Larsson’s readers with the interior account of ways he wrote, why he wrote, who the assets have been for Lisbeth and his different characters—graciously answering Stieg Larsson’s readers’ most pressing questions—and whilst telling us the issues we didn’t comprehend we would have liked to know—about love and loss, dying, betrayal, and the mistreatment of girls.
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Here's the true inside of story—not the single concerning the Stieg Larsson phenomenon, yet quite the affection tale of a guy and a girl whose lives got here to be guided by means of politics and love, espresso and activism, writing and friendship. just one individual on the earth is familiar with that tale good adequate to inform it with authority.
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Com The Fourth Volume Acknowledgments About Seven Stories Press Foreword YES, THERE is a mystery behind The Millennium Trilogy. And secrets, too. As in the parable of Plato’s Cave, Stieg Larsson’s crime novels allow only a certain reality to appear, and the reality that remains hidden within them is rich in stories that open endlessly onto still more stories. The trilogy is filled with signs, some of which are drawn from everyday life while others, strangely powerful, link Stieg Larsson and Eva Gabrielsson, his companion of thirty-two years, to worlds distinctly their own: science fiction, the Bible, Scandinavian mythology, espionage, the battle against right-wing extremism, the struggle for human rights….
Beyond the fact that he wasn’t too happy, I don’t know what really went on during all those years. I have the distinct impression, though, that it was from that time on that he stopped taking care of himself and began neglecting his health. As if all that simply weren’t important anymore. As if he weren’t important, either to himself or to others. Aside from the all too rare times when we went sailing, Stieg, like Mikael Blomkvist, didn’t go in much for sports, ate indiscriminately, smoked, and I’ve already said he drank too much coffee.
She had waited for us. Just as my mother would do the following year. She too had had breast cancer, and then she was diagnosed with lung cancer, which she fought with a tenacity that astonished everyone in the clinic for palliative care where she was hospitalized. I can still see her sitting on the balcony, wrapped in a blanket, smoking and coughing. My brother and I began taking turns at her bedside, but my sister, who lived in London, was unable to join us before Christmas. So my mother hung on.