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by K. Hart,Tove Jansson

eBook Sculptor's Daughter epub
  • ISBN: 0510044115
  • Author: K. Hart,Tove Jansson
  • Genre: Biographies
  • Subcategory: Arts & Literature
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Benny Hardouin; First Edition edition (October 1969)
  • Pages: 176 pages
  • ePUB size: 1615 kb
  • FB2 size 1482 kb
  • Formats mbr mobi doc mobi


with an introduction by. Ali Smith. translated by. Kingsley Hart. Sculptor’s Daughter was the first of a dozen texts that Jansson would write specifically for adults rather than children, an important book in this transition for her, a threshold work; the next thirty years of her life would be devoted to fiction for adults.

Tove Jansson’s memoirs of her early years, filled with joy, exuberance, and the satisfaction of being-with an abundance of photographic illustrations. The excitement of being alive and savoring the good things that are life pervades all the writing of Tove Jansson. The beloved nine volumes of her Moomintroll chronicles for younger readers.

Sculptor's Daughter book. Tove Jansson's first book for adults was a memoir, capturing afresh the enchantments and fears of her Helsinki childhood. Restored to its original form, Sculptor's Daughter gives us a glimpse of the mysteries of winter ice, the bonhomie of balalaika parties, and the vastness of Christmas viewed from beneath the tree.

Tove Jansson's magical childhood memoir complements a respectful biography, finds Kate Kellaway. Tove Jansson was born almost 100 years ago, on 9 August 1914. In appearance she could not have been less like her most famous creation, Moomintroll. She had an alert face, a wry mouth, a pointed chin and a distant look in her eyes.

Tove Jansson's ?rst book for adults was a memoir, capturing afresh the enchantments and fears of her Helsinki childhood. Presented with images from her family archive, Sculptor's Daughter gives us a glimpse of the mysteries of winter ice, the bonhomie of balalaika parties, and the vastness of Christmas viewed from beneath the tree. Tove Jansson (1914–2001) is best known as the creator of the much loved Moomin stories for children. However, in her ?fties she turned her attention to writing for adults, producing a dozen novels and story collections.

After a while the door opened of its own accord, very slowly as if someone inside the wardrobe was forcing it. And then the black tulle skirt poured forth and the door stood still ng several times. Each time Mummy’s tulle skirt opened out as if it was alive. It is a party skirt which will never be used, or rather ten or a hundred transparent party skirts on top of each other, a black mountain of tulle, a great big rain cloud, or perhaps a funeral

Tove Jansson's first book for adults was a memoir, capturing afresh the enchantments and fears of her Helsinki childhood.

Tove Jansson's first book for adults was a memoir, capturing afresh the enchantments and fears of her Helsinki childhood. Tove Jansson (1914-2001) is best known as the creator of the much loved Moomin stories for children. However, in her fifties she turned her attention to writing for adults, producing a dozen novels and story collections.

Tove Jansson's first book for adults drew on her childhood memories to capture afresh the enchantments and fears of. .Sculptor's Daughter was the first, in 1968, followed by The Listener, three years later, which will be published by June 2014.

Tove Jansson's first book for adults drew on her childhood memories to capture afresh the enchantments and fears of growing up in Helsinki in the nineteen tens and twenties. Described as both a memoir and 'a book of superb stories' by Ali Smith, her startlingly evocative prose offers a glimpse of the mysteries of winter ice, the bonhomie of balalaika parties, and the vastness of Christmas viewed from beneath the tree. This deluxe hardback, with rare images from the Jansson family archive, makes a perfect gift. With rare images from the Jansson family archive, it makes a perfect gift.

Comments: (7)
Arcanescar
Memoir of childhood, told in the child's voice. Beautiful use of language (and I assume, very good translation). Reminds me of the smooth, seamless flow of E.B. White's essays. Her ramblings into the flip-flopping mind of the little girl she once was are both endearing and enlightening. The mindset behind the Moomins is revealed, and it is a delight to behold. I love the book, and will read it many times.
Best West
This book is a series of vignettes told through the eyes of a child - not sentimental, sometimes almost surreal, but it rings true to me.
Inabel
In spare, often charming prose Jansson unfolds childhood years beside the sea, in the small shed-like studio house occupied by her family. Sketched with affection, only ever subtly judgmental, little surprises are offered in each short vignette. Ozone, rock, timber and plaster provide the grounding, smiles, laughter and other delights the warm glow throughout in this introduction both to an adult world of another time and place and its windswept northern environment.
Qulcelat
Luminous. More like a short story collection than a factual memoir. At least as good as the "Summer Book". Adult fans of her Moomin books will find this very insightful. Incredible writing.
Malojurus
Not quite what I expected. But okay. Short stories of her life. Not an autobiography.
Xisyaco
What an interesting and soulful story!
misery
Tove is one of our greatest writers
Mild and pleasant but no oomph
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