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Tove Jansson : life, art, words : the authorised biography / Boel Westin ; translated by Silvester Mazzarella.

Westin, Boel. (Author). Mazzarella, Silvester. (Translator).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Library Reserve Desk PT9875.J37 Z9213 2018 37684001103730 Library Reserve Desk Not holdable Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781908745569
  • ISBN: 1908745568
  • Physical Description: 523 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour) ; 20 cm
  • Edition: Paperback edition.
  • Publisher: London : Sort Of Books, 2018.

Content descriptions

General Note:
English edition first published in 2014.
Faculty reserve.
Material for LMAS-352 (Heyman).
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 510-513) and index.
Summary, etc.:
The Finnish-Swedish writer and artist Tove Jansson achieved worldwide fame as the creator of the Moomin stories, written between 1945 and 1970 and still in print in more than twenty languages. However, the Moomins were only a part of her prodigious output. Already admired as a painter, cartoonist and illustrator, she would go on to write a series of classic novels and short stories. She remains Scandinavia's best loved author. In this meticulously-researched biography, Boel Westin draws together the many threads of Tove Jansson's artistic and writing life, from her emergence as a talented artist and illustrator, throughher extraordinary creation of the Moomins and the later years of writing novels such as 'the summer book.'
Original Version Note:
Originally published: Sweden : Albert Bonniers Forl├Ąg, 2007, under title: Tove Jansson : ord, bild, liv.
Subject: Jansson, Tove.
Authors, Finnish > 20th century > Biography.
Artists > Finland > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 510-513) and index.
English edition first published in 2014.
Faculty reserve.
Material for LMAS-352 (Heyman).
The Finnish-Swedish writer and artist Tove Jansson achieved worldwide fame as the creator of the Moomin stories, written between 1945 and 1970 and still in print in more than twenty languages. However, the Moomins were only a part of her prodigious output. Already admired as a painter, cartoonist and illustrator, she would go on to write a series of classic novels and short stories. She remains Scandinavia's best loved author. In this meticulously-researched biography, Boel Westin draws together the many threads of Tove Jansson's artistic and writing life, from her emergence as a talented artist and illustrator, throughher extraordinary creation of the Moomins and the later years of writing novels such as 'the summer book.'

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