Dependency

Dependency - Penguin Modern Classics

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Synopsis

'Utterly, agonisingly compulsive ... a masterpiece' Liz Jensen, Guardian

The final volume in The Copenhagen Trilogy, the searing portrait of a woman's journey through love, friendship, ambition and addiction, from one of Denmark's most celebrated twentieth-century writers

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, yet 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.

The final volume in The Copenhagen Trilogy, and arguably Ditlevsen's masterpiece, Dependency is a dark and blisteringly honest account of addiction, and the way out.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780241391747
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
Edition: Reprint
DEWEY: 839.81372
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 4904
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 182g
Height: 137mm
Width: 213mm
Spine width: 15mm