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Tove Jansson : work and love / Tuula Karjalainen ; translated by David McDuff.

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

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Library Reserve Desk PT9875.J37 Z67513 2014 37684001103738 Library Reserve Desk Not holdable Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781846148484
  • ISBN: 1846148480
  • Physical Description: x, 291 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: London : Particular Books, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2014.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Faculty reserve,
Material for LENG-391 (Heyman).
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 284-286) and index.
Summary, etc.:
This is the definitive illustrated biography of one of the most unique and beloved children's authors of the 20th century, the creator of the Moomins. Tove Jansson (1914-2001) led a long, colourful and productive life, impacting significantly the political, social and cultural history of 20th-century Finland. And while millions of children have grown up with Little My, Snufkin, Moomintroll and the many creatures of Moominvalley, the life of Jansson - daughter, friend and companion - is more touching still. This book weaves together the myriad qualities of a painter, author, illustrator, scriptwriter and lyricist from fraught beginnings through fame, war and heartbreak and ultimately to a peaceful end. Dr Tuula Karjalainen is a Finnish art historian and non-fiction writer who has previously worked as a director of the Helsinki Art Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki. As the author of Tove Jansson's biography, Karjalainen has become an expert not only on Jansson's writing and art but also on her decades of personal correspondence and journals.
Language Note:
Translated from the Finnish.
Subject: Jansson, Tove.
Women authors, Finnish > 20th century > Biography.
Authors, Finnish > 20th century > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.

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