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Fair play by Tove Jansson

Fair play (original 1989; edition 2010)

by Tove Jansson

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Title:Fair play
Authors:Tove Jansson
Info:New York : New York Review Books, [2010]
Collections:Your library
Tags:GLBTRT, Over the Rainbow Book List, 2012

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Fair Play by Tove Jansson (1989)


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Beautiful. ( )
  beckydj | Aug 19, 2015 |
A slim volume of linked vignettes, this is a nice look into the creative process and how art can enrich even seemingly mundane lives. I liked the writing and look forward to reading more of Jansson's work; there just wasn't enough here to base a higher or lower rating on. Still, a pleasant couple hours' read. ( )
  katiekrug | Nov 14, 2014 |
All's fair in art and love. Fair Play really is amazing. ( )
  BooktotheFuture | Oct 18, 2014 |
Even at her most obvious, Jansson is fantastic. ( )
  sighedtosleep | Sep 1, 2014 |
100 pages in 100 words:

Art and work and life come together.

Two friends and artists, Jonna and Mari, who live together, and have become more than friends. Little stories about their lives, togetherness, separation.

Simple and meaningful images of nature and adventure - islands in the Baltic, boats in fog, visits to Tuscon, a little apartment where their studios are separated by a hallway, to give each other space to think and create.

This is also a love story. Delicate, sparse in detail, gentle in tone, intimate in communication, distinct in character, in quiet exhilaration.

No word is wasted. On to [b:The Summer Book|79550|The Summer Book|Tove Jansson|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1347604020s/79550.jpg|76813]. ( )
  HadriantheBlind | Mar 30, 2013 |
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Teal, ThomasTranslatormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
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'Fair Play' portrays a love between two older women, a writer and artist, as they work side-by-side in their Helsinki studios, travel together and share summers on a remote island.

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