Youth - Penguin Modern Classics

Tove Ditlevsen

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The astonishing second volume in Ditlevsen's celebrated autobiographical trilogy! Unable to stay on to high school, Tove starts her first job (which lasts only one day) and soon embarks on a varied and chequered career: as au pair, cleaner, stock-room assistant and office worker. But Tove is hungry, for poetry, for love, for real life to begin. As she navigates exploitative bosses, uninspiring boyfriends and a Nazi landlady, she struggles to keep her poetic vocation in sight - until she finally realizes the 'miracle' that she has always dreamed of. The second volume in Ditlvesen's autobiographical trilogy, Youth is a sensitive, often funny and almost painfully truthful portrayal of adolescence. 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. Danish title: 'Erindringer: ungdom'.

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Media Bøger     Paperback Book   (Bog med blødt omslag og limet ryg)
Released Storbritannien, 05/09-2019
ISBN13 9780241405550
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Genre Fiction
Pages 128
Dimensions 137 × 213 × 17 mm
Weight 152 g
Language English