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Letters from Tove

Jansson, Tove, 1914-20012019
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, this book 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, this book shows precisely how an aspiring and courageous young artist can evolve into a very great one.
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Letters from Tove / Tove Jansson ; edited by Boel Westin and Helen Svensson ; translated from the Swedish by Sarah Death.
London : Sort Of Books, 2019.
496 pages : illustrations, portraits, maps ; 23 cm.
Translated from the Swedish.
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