Childhood, Youth, Dependency: The Copenhagen Trilogy – Tove Ditlevsen
‘Utterly, agonisingly compulsive … a masterpiece’ Liz Jensen, GuardianFollowing one woman’s journey from a troubled girlhood in working-class Copenhagen through her struggle to live on her own terms, The Copenhagen Trilogy is a searingly honest, utterly immersive portrayal of love, friendship, art, ambition and the terrible lure of addiction, from one of Denmark’s most celebrated twentieth-century writers. ‘Sharp, tough and tender …
wrenching sadness and pitch-black comedy … Ditlevsen can pivot from hilarity to heartbreak in a trice’ Boyd Tonkin Spectator’Astonishing, honest, entirely revealing and, in the end, devastating. Ditlevsen’s trilogy is remarkable not only for its honesty and lyricism; these are books that journey deep into the darkest reaches of human experience and return, fatally wounded, but still eloquent’ Observer’The best books I have read this year.
These volumes slip in like a stiletto and do their work once inside. Thrilling’ New Statesman
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