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Life, Art, Words, by Boel Westin; Sculptor’s Daughter, by Tove Jansson - FT.com

Life, Art, Words, by Boel Westin; Sculptor’s Daughter, by Tove Jansson - FT.com | Finland | Scoop.it

How the author of the Moomin books created a children’s fantasy in tune with the postwar world


Sculptor’s Daughter tells us as much about Jansson’s formative years and the genesis of her most famous creation as any biography could, in succinct, dreamlike prose shot through with striking images and turns of phrase. Its themes are the consolations of home, the certainties of family relationships, the contentments of childhood – the same things that have kept the Moomins forging stoically on.

 

Tove Jansson: Life, Art, Words, by Boel Westin, translated by Silvester Mazzarella, Sort of Books, RRP£25, 528 pages

Sculptor’s Daughter, by Tove Jansson, translated by Kingsley Hart, Sort of Books, RRP£9.99, 192 pages



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Helsinki For Urban Travelers: 203th issue: The true deceiver by Tove Jansson

Helsinki For Urban Travelers: 203th issue: The true deceiver by Tove Jansson | Finland | Scoop.it
Tove Jansson is known for Moomins, but she has done a novel for adults too (I don't say Moomins wouldn't be for adults!)

Now "The True Deceiver" got awarded in "Best Translated Book Awards 2011". There were 9 other books chased this award. So as you can quess, it's been translated in English too.

Check out review from The Guardian HERE

Tove Jansson was born and died in Helsinki, so she is truly a Helsinki based writer.

More about Tove Jansson HERE...
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9teen87's Postcards: Finland's Moomin by Tove Jansson

9teen87's Postcards: Finland's Moomin by Tove Jansson | Finland | Scoop.it
Finland's Moomin by Tove Jansson. Moomin with a Jug or Canteen. Illustrations from Tove Jansson's: 'The Book about Moomin, Mymble and Little My'. I found out is that this postcard (and matching stamp) is in the shape of ...
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