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The Publisher Who Played With Fire: The Battle For Control Of Larsson's £30m Legacy

Posted at 10:50AM Friday 03 Jan 2014

"Cultural work is not factory work," Eva Gabrielsson insisted this week. Gabrielsson, an architect and the late Stieg Larsson's partner for 32 years, was outlining her fierce opposition to the plan for a fourth book in the Swedish author's "Millennium" series of crime novels. She objects to the dilution, for profit, of an existing body of work. "This is also why there are no managers of any artist's legacy who permit plagiarism of that person's works: no new paintings 'in the image of' Picasso, no new plays using Bertholt Brecht's characters."

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