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Sculptor's Daughter by Tove Jansson
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Sculptor's Daughter (1968)

by Tove Jansson

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    My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell (MaidMeri)
    MaidMeri: Janssonin ja Durrellin lapsuuskertomuksissa on paljon samaa: lämpimän nostalginen ote, enemmän tai vähemmän boheemi perhe, eläimiä sekä viehättävän omituisia tapoja ja tarinoita.
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This is an odd book, a fictionalised non autobiography or childhood memoir. Child Tove is a dark creature, intriguing and cruel. The childlike prose the stories are told in occasionally jarred with me. At other times it was perfect, getting across the surreal sense of being a child in a family of artists. Some of the stories felt too short and incomplete, fragments or snippets that didn't quite work. My favourites were Jeremiah and Christmas. Most of the others felt unpleasantly dreamlike and unsettling. That's why I'm only giving it three stars. ( )
  missizicks | Apr 25, 2014 |
En skjønner fort at det ikke var noen annen vei enn kunstens for Tove Jansson. ( )
  Mikalina | Jan 22, 2013 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Tove Janssonprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hart, KingsleyTranslatormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jansson, LarsPhotographersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jansson, Per-OlovPhotographersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Smith, AliIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Min morfar var präst och brukade predika för kungen.
Grandfather was a clergyman and used to preach to the King.
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All men have parties and are pals who let each other down. A pal can say terrible things which are forgotten the next day. A pal never forgives, he just forgets and a woman forgives but never forgets. That's how it is. That's why women aren't allowed to have parties. Being forgiven is very unpleasant.
- Parties p. 31
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Published in a deluxe hardback edition for Christmas 2013, to mark the centenary year of Tove Jansson's birth (1914-2014).

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