Originally Posted by Tabu Toypro
In 1930s Copenhagen, a Danish painter named Einer Wegener was asked by his wife to pose in women's clothing for a portrait. That event began a struggle between his known male persona and an emerging female self. He began leading a double life and doctors eventually labeled him as hysterical. But he did finally undergo a series of dangerous, experimental operations to be successfully reborn as Lili Elbe.
A new edition of the book, Man Into Woman
, compiled from Lili's own letters and manuscripts, is available now. It contains a forward written by a modern day transsexual.
There will also be a film based on David Ebershoff's debut novel The Danish Girl
, in which Nicole Kidman will portray both Einer and Lili.