Dependency

Author:   Tove Ditlevsen
Publisher:   Penguin Books Ltd
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9780241391747


Pages:   160
Publication Date:   05 September 2019
Format:   Paperback
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Tove 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, but she has no idea of the struggles that lie ahead - love affairs, an unwanted pregnancy, physical pain and crippling opioid 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 life freely and fearlessly - as an artist on her own terms. The final volume in Ditlvesen's autobiographical trilogy and perhaps her masterpiece, Dependency is a dark and blisteringly honest account of addiction, and the way out.

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Author:   Tove Ditlevsen
Publisher:   Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint:   Penguin Classics
Dimensions:   Width: 13.50cm , Height: 1.20cm , Length: 21.60cm
Weight:   0.166kg
ISBN:  

9780241391747


ISBN 10:   0241391741
Pages:   160
Publication Date:   05 September 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General ,  Tertiary & Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Not yet available   Availability explained
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Language:   English

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Incredibly compelling and timely -- Amber Butchard * Saturday Review * I absolutely loved The Copenhagen Trilogy ... So powerful -- Liz Jensen * Saturday Review * Dependency is the tour de force of the trilogy ....Some of the most potent writing about addiction, rehab and relapse I've ever read -- Lucy Scholes * Daily Telegraph * To get it out of the way: these are the best books I have read this year ... They act as a manifesto for art, showing that literature is not the base metal: it is the process of alchemy, and the gold that results -- John Self * New Statesman *


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Tove Ditlevsen was born in 1917 in a working-class neighbourhood in Copenhagen. Her first volume of poetry was published when she was in her early twenties, and was followed by many more books, including her three brilliant volumes of memoir, Childhood (1967), Youth (1967) and Dependency (1971). She married four times and struggled with alcohol and drug abuse throughout her adult life until her death by suicide in 1978.

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