Executive summary: guy writes some books. Guy is living with woman for decades, but they didn’t get married because of that entire “bourgeois morality” thing (the couple were Commies, of course). Guy dies before books are published. Books are a success; sales go through the roof. Sweden apparently doesn’t have common law marriage, so woman gets nothing from estate. Lawsuits ensue. It’s all very tawdry, and everybody’s insisting that it’s not about the money, which means: it’s all about the money.
Anyway, I was going to give an elaborate analysis of this situation, but I have a better idea. Mrs. Knowles-Carter, if you would?
Thank you, madam.