Childhood: The Copenhagen Trilogy: Book 1
Tove Ditlevsen

Childhood: The Copenhagen Trilogy: Book 1

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The celebrated Danish poet Tove Ditlevsen begins the Copenhagen Trilogy (A masterpiece --The Guardian) with Childhood, her coming-of-age memoir about pursuing a life and a passion beyond the confines of her upbringing--and into the difficult years described in Youth and Dependency

Tove knows she is a misfit whose childhood is made for a completely different girl. In her working-class neighborhood in Copenhagen, she is enthralled by her wild, red-headed friend Ruth, who initiates her into adult secrets. But Tove cannot reveal her true self to her or to anyone else. For long, mysterious words begin to crawl across her soul, and she comes to realize that she has a vocation, something unknowable within her--and that she must one day, painfully but inevitably, leave the narrow street of her childhood behind.

Childhood, the first volume in the Copenhagen Trilogy, is a visceral portrait of girlhood and female friendship, told with lyricism and vivid intensity.


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Published by: FSG Originals
Translated by: Tiina Nunnally
Pub date: 01/26/2021
Binding type: Paperback
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780374722937
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    The celebrated Danish poet Tove Ditlevsen begins the Copenhagen Trilogy (A masterpiece --The Guardian) with Childhood, her coming-of-age memoir about pursuing a life and a passion beyond the confines of her upbringing--and into the difficult years described in Youth and Dependency

    Tove knows she is a misfit whose childhood is made for a completely different girl. In her working-class neighborhood in Copenhagen, she is enthralled by her wild, red-headed friend Ruth, who initiates her into adult secrets. But Tove cannot reveal her true self to her or to anyone else. For long, mysterious words begin to crawl across her soul, and she comes to realize that she has a vocation, something unknowable within her--and that she must one day, painfully but inevitably, leave the narrow street of her childhood behind.

    Childhood, the first volume in the Copenhagen Trilogy, is a visceral portrait of girlhood and female friendship, told with lyricism and vivid intensity.