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Letters from Tove

Tove Jansson (Author), Boel Westin (Editor), Helen Svensson (Editor), Sarah Death (Translator)
"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"-- Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2020
First University of Minnesota Press edition View all formats and editions
University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, 2020
personal correspondence
496 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
9781517909574, 9781517910105, 1517909570, 1517910102
"I do so wonder about the future" Letters to the family 1932-1933
"I think about you all the time" Letters to the family 1938-1939
"I am never alone when I talk to you" Letters to Eva Konikoff 1941-1967
"I can see the ideas growing like trees straight through you" Letters to Atos Wirtanen 1943-1971
"Under the names of Tofslan and Vifslan" Letters to Vivica Bandler 1946-1976
"Do we really appreciate how lucky we are...?" Letters to Tuulikki Pietilä 1946-1974
"Dearest Ham" Letters to Signe Hammarsten Jansson 1959-1967
"A letter that you burn
is better than talking" Letters to Maya Vanni 1957-1983
"So just conceivably another book" Letters to Åke Runnquist 1965-1988
First published in 2014 as Brev från Tove Jansson by Schildts & Söderströms, Helsinki, Finland
Translated from the Swedish