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Publisher — University of Minnesota Press
Date Published — October 03, 2020
ISBN — 9781517909574

Letters from Tove

Tove Jansson (Edited by Boel Westin and Helen Svensson, Translated by Sarah Death)

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Publisher — University of Minnesota Press
Date Published — October 03, 2020
ISBN — 9781517909574

A virtual memoir in letters by the beloved creator of the Moomins

These letters, penned with characteristic insight and wit, provide an almost seamless commentary on Tove Jansson’s life within Helsinki’s bohemian circles and on her island home. They summon a particular place and time reflected through a mind finely attuned to her culture, her world, and her own nature, drawing a complex, intimate self-portrait of one of the world’s most beloved authors.

Reading these letters, you will gradually fall under the illusion that they are addressed to you. This is how inviting, candid, and quietly dazzling Tove Jansson’s prose is in her correspondence. Letters from Tove is a fundamental addition to Jansson’s oeuvre. At the end of the book, you will feel that you have a new, very close friend.

 Hernan Diaz, author of In the Distance