*** Wisdom From A Typewriter No. 58 ***

From “The Copenhagen Trilogy” by Tove Ditlevson.

Which I read after hearing this review by John Powers on NPR:

Money quote:

With a born writer’s killer instinct, she likes to pounce on us with arresting chapter openings, such as this first sentence about her second husband, Ebbe: “Whenever I try to recall his face, I always see him the way he looked that day I told him there was someone else.”

I got some pushback from the quote above when I posted it to social media from the “everything a man says about a woman is misogyny” crowd. ¬†Suffice it to say I don’t think they quite got my meaning. ¬†I’m still working on it.



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