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Tove Jansson : ord, bild, liv by Boel Westin

Tove Jansson : ord, bild, liv (2014)

by Boel Westin

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"Towards the end of her biography of Finnish cartoonist Tove Jansson, writer Boel Westin describes a ‘flowering dream landscape’ painted and put aside by Jansson some time in the 1930s.More than 50 years later, Jansson returned to that same canvas to complete the painting, adding the familiar shapes of Moomins among the flowers.

Tove Jansson is arguably most famous as the creator of the Moomins – a family of irrepressible, hippopotamus-like creatures with big noses and tails. The Moomins first appeared in a series of children’s books, written and illustrated by Jansson, and later found even more fans as a comic strip, syndicated in hundreds of papers worldwide."

Here's the start of my review of Boel Westin's biography of artist and writer, Tove Jansson. You can read the rest over at Newtown Review of Books. ( )
  BooktotheFuture | Oct 18, 2014 |
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