It’s Tove fever this winter! Have you noticed the rave reviews in the press? The Copenhagen Trilogy (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), the collected memoirs of Danish writer Tove Ditlevsen (1917 – 76) are translated by Tiina Nunnally, affiliate faculty member in Scandinavian Studies, and Michael Favala Goldman. The memoirs, originally published in Danish in the late 1960s and early 70s, as Barndom, Ungdom and Gift are now published for the first time in a single volume edition in English. The reviews are stunning!
Los Angeles Review of Books, 10 February 2021: https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/toeing-the-trap/
The New Yorker, 15 & 22 February issue, 2021: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/02/15/tove-ditlevsens-art-of-estrangement
National Public Radio, 3 February 2021: https://www.npr.org/2021/02/03/963592455/new-translation-shares-the-voice-of-a-poet-who-wrote-as-intensely-as-she-lived
New York Times, 26 January 2021: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/26/books/review/tove-ditlevsen-copenhagen-trilogy.html
The Boston Globe, 20 January 2021: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2021/01/21/arts/writing-against-all-odds/
Literary Hub, January 2021: https://bookmarks.reviews/reviews/the-copenhagen-trilogy-childhood-youth-dependency/