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Dependency

By: Ditlevsen, Tove

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Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series
0241391741 / 9780241391747
Paperback
839.81372
05/09/2019
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England
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22 cm 160 pages
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Translated from the Danish.

'Utterly, agonisingly compulsive ... a masterpiece' Liz Jensen, GuardianThe final volume in The Copenhagen Trilogy, the searing portrait of a woman's journey through love, friendship, ambition and addiction, from one of Denmark's most celebrated twentieth-century writersTove is only twenty, but she's already famous, a published poet and wife of a much older literary editor.

Her path in life seems set, yet she has no idea of the struggles ahead - love affairs, wanted and unwanted pregnancies, artistic failure and destructive addiction.

As the years go by, the central tension of Tove's life comes into painful focus: the terrible lure of dependency, in all its forms, and the possibility of living freely and fearlessly - as an artist on her own terms.

The final volume in The Copenhagen Trilogy, and arguably Ditlevsen's masterpiece, Dependency is a dark and blisteringly honest account of addiction, and the way out.

BIC:

1DND Denmark, FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), FYT Fiction in translation, JFFH1 Drug & substance abuse: social aspects

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