The Copenhagen Trilogy: Childhood; Youth; Dependency by Tove Ditlevsen

The Copenhagen Trilogy: Childhood; Youth; Dependency

The Copenhagen Trilogy #1-3

Tove Ditlevsen with Tiina Nunnally (Translator), Michael Favala Goldman (Translator)

384 pages first pub 2000 (editions)

nonfiction memoir dark emotional reflective medium-paced


Called a masterpiece by The Guardian, this courageous and honest trilogy from Tove Ditlevsen, a pioneer in the field of genre-bending confessional writing, explores themes of family, sex, motherhood, abortion, addiction, and being an artist. This ...

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dark 79%
reflective 75%
emotional 70%
sad 63%
challenging 25%
tense 17%
inspiring 8%
funny 7%
informative 6%
hopeful 3%
adventurous 1%


medium 63%
slow 27%
fast 9%

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