Tue, Apr 12|
Nordic Book Club, April
The Copenhagen Trilogy
Time & Location
Apr 12, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
About the Event
The Copenhagen Trilogy by Tove Ditlevsen, 2021
A New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year (2021)
An NPR Best Books of the Year (2021)
Called a masterpiece by The New York Times, the acclaimed trilogy from Tove Ditlevsen, a pioneer in the field of genre-bending confessional writing.
Tove Ditlevsen is today celebrated as one of the most important and unique voices in twentieth-century Danish literature, and The Copenhagen Trilogy (1969-71) is her acknowledged masterpiece. Childhood tells the story of a misfit child's single-minded determination to become a poet; Youth describes her early experiences of sex, work, and independence. Dependency picks up the story as the narrator embarks on the first of her four marriages and goes on to describe her horrible descent into drug addiction, enabled by her sinister, gaslighting doctor-husband.