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Letters from Tove (Hardcover, Main): Tove Jansson

Letters from Tove (Hardcover, Main)

Tove Jansson; Edited by Boel Westin, Helen Svensson; Translated by Sarah Death

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'[The letters] cover war, fame and her first infatuation with another woman...all related in a voice that is funny, gracious, intimate' The Observer "I find myself talking to you about all the great joys, all the agonies, all my thoughts..." - Letter to Eva Konikova, 1946 Out of the thousands of letters Tove Jansson wrote a cache remains that she addressed to her family, her dearest confidantes, and her lovers, male and female. Into these she spilled her innermost thoughts, defended her ideals and revealed her heart. To read these letters is both an act of startling intimacy and a rare privilege. Penned with grace and humour, Letters from Tove offers an almost seamless commentary on Tove Jansson's life as it unfolds within Helsinki's bohemian circles and her island home. Spanning fifty years between her art studies and the height of Moomin fame, we share with her the bleakness of war; the hopes for love that were dashed and renewed, and her determined attempts to establish herself as an artist. Vivid, inspiring and shining with integrity, Letters from Tove shows precisely how an aspiring and courageous young artist can evolve into a very great one.


Imprint: Sort Of Books
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: October 2019
Authors: Tove Jansson
Editors: Boel Westin • Helen Svensson
Translators: Sarah Death
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 43mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Trade binding
Pages: 496
Edition: Main
ISBN-13: 978-1-908745-72-9
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Literary studies > From 1900
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: history & criticism > Novels, other prose & writers > General
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Essays, journals, letters & other prose works > General
LSN: 1-908745-72-X
Barcode: 9781908745729

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