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Description - The Faces by Tove Ditlevsen

Copenhagen, 1968. Lise, a children's book writer and married mother of three, is becoming increasingly haunted by disembodied faces and taunting voices. Convinced that her housekeeper and husband are plotting against her, she descends into a terrifying world of sickness, pills and institutionalization. But is sanity in fact a kind of sickness? And might mental illness itself lead to enlightenment?Brief, intense and haunting, Ditlevsen's novel recreates the experience of madness from the inside, with all the vividness of lived experience.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780241391914
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 8mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Jan-2021
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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