Childhood, youth, dependency

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Childhood, youth, dependency

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Author :   Tove Irma Margi Ditlevsen
Publisher :   Penguin Classics
Published :   26/01/2021
ISBN :   9780241457573
Format :   Paperback
Pages :   400
Size (mm) :   198x129x21
Weight (g) :   281

Growing up in a working-class neighbourhood in Copenhagen, Tove feels that her childhood is made for a completely different girl. As 'long, mysterious words begin to crawl across my soul', she comes to understand that she has a vocation that will define... Read more
 
Growing up in a working-class neighbourhood in Copenhagen, Tove feels that her childhood is made for a completely different girl. As 'long, mysterious words begin to crawl across my soul', she comes to understand that she has a vocation that will define her life. Her path seems assured, but 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.