The Trouble With Happiness

by Tove Ditlevsen


A shimmering collection of stories from the author of The Copenhagen Trilogy, translated into English for the first time

A newly married woman longs, irrationally, for a silk umbrella; a husband chases away his wife's beloved cat; a betrayed mother impulsively sacks her housekeeper. Underneath the surface of these precisely observed tales of love, marriage and family life in mid-century Copenhagen pulse currents of desire, violence and despair, as women and men dream of escaping their conventional roles and finding freedom and happiness - without ever truly understanding what that might mean.

Format: Paperback
Page Count: 260 Pages
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Published: June 2022
ISBN: 9780241545317

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