“All the Evil” has a prequel!
As you know, Lisbeth refers to her rupture with her father and the ensuing institutional hell as “All the Evil”.
But what is now so well known is that Stieg Larsson as a Swedish socialist worked in a tradition of Swedish Socialists writers who used detective fiction as programs of social investigation. First was Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo who wrote a series of 10 books like “The Laughing Policeman”in the 60s and 70s. Then cam Henning Mankell who’s Wallender books span the 90s and earlu 2000.
It is in his book “The White Lioness” he refers to “all the evil” on page 378 referring to a residence used by a secret government cabal who had imprisoned a young girl.
In the book The White Lioness is a symbol of the untamed nature of retribution as a female wild beast!
Posted by Leo Rivers in Cottage Grove Oregon , 30 Mars 2012