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Tove Jansson
Author: Tuula Karjalainen

ISBN: 9781846148484
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 28 January 2015
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.0 x 3.0
Tove Jansson's books are loved in her native Finland and all over the world. And while millions have delighted in the adventures of Little My, Snufkin, Moomintroll and the other creatures of Moominvalley, the life of Jansson - daughter, friend and companion - is more touching still.

Tuula Karjalainen's new biography gives a fresh perspective on Jansson's life and art, showing us how closely they were interlinked. She reveals how Jansson worked in times of turmoil and amid her own private heartbreaks, and how her emotional life, especially her relationship with Tuulikki Pietilä, fed her creativity. Above all she explores how Jansson changed the values and attitudes of her time - never as a flag-bearer, but as someone who lived quietly yet uncompromisingly according to her own choices.

This moving and candid biography shows us how Tove chose to work and to love, untiringly, until the end.

About the Author

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 ...

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