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Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson was born and died in Helsinki, Finland. As a Finnish citizen whose mother tongue was Swedish, she was part of the Swedish-speaking Finns minority. Thus, all her books were originally written in Swedish.Although known first and foremost as an author, Tove Jansson considered her careers as author and painter to be of equal importance. Tove Jansson wrote and illustrated her first Moomin book, The Moomins and the Great Flood (1945), during World War II. She said later that the war had depressed her, and she had wanted to write something naive and innocent. Besides the Moomin novels and short stories, Tove Jansson also wrote and illustrated four original and highly popular picture books.Jansson's Moomin books have been translated into 33 languages.
years of life: 9 August 1914 27 June 2001

Books

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Quotes

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It is still summer, but the summer is no longer alive.
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Beautifully crafted and deceptively simple-seeming, these stories are like pieces of scattered light.
Настя Мозговаяhas quoted2 years ago
Art and life, light and dark, child’s play and deadly seriousness, hilarity and despair, creativity and existential cataclysm, and all of these oppositions held simultaneously and brought to work together: this is Tove Jansson territory.

Impressions

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некоторые тексты показались мне удивительными, а некоторые — скучными. в целом, я восхищаюсь тем, что Янссон уберегла своего внутреннего ребёнка до самой старости.

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    Tove Jansson
    A Winter Book
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    какая тёплая и глубокая книга с искрой и лёгкостью.

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    The Summer Book
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    💡Learnt A Lot
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    🐼Fluffy

    When Snufkin is more philosophical than the actual philosopher himself

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    Comet in Moominland
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