Tove Ditlevsen

One of Denmark’s best-known writers, Tove Ditlevsen (1917–1976) is the author of many books, including the autofiction The Copenhagen Trilogy, available in English translation.

  • A photograph of six pastries on a white serving platter from above
    September 1, 2021 | Tove Ditlevsen
    Photo by Megan (Markham) Bucknall / Unsplash It is easy to be a mother. Childbirth was nothing. Marriage and divorce only crack the plaster a little like when the S-train goes by. It is...
  • A photograph of a woman holding a baby. Her face is in shadow
    June 22, 2021 | Tove Ditlevsen
    Photo by Hollie Santos / Unsplash When a woman’s husband leaves her, she feels betrayed by her daughter, who had not been able to fulfill her duty, her purpose for coming into existence....

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