Tove Jansson: Work and Love (Hardback)Tuula Karjalainen (author)
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The definitive illustrated biography of one of the most unique and beloved children's authors of the 20th century, the creator of the Moomins. Tove Jansson (1914-2001) led a long, colourful and productive life, impacting significantly the political, social and cultural history of 20th-century Finland. And while millions of children have grown up with Little My, Snufkin, Moomintroll and the many creatures of Moominvalley, the life of Jansson - daughter, friend and companion - is more touching still. This book weaves together the myriad qualities of a painter, author, illustrator, scriptwriter and lyricist from fraught beginnings through fame, war and heartbreak and ultimately to a peaceful end.
Dr Tuula Karjalainen is a Finnish art historian and non-fiction writer who has previously worked as a director of the Helsinki Art Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki. As the author of Tove Jansson's biography, Karjalainen has become an expert not only on Jansson's writing and art but also on her decades of personal correspondence and journals.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 966 g
Dimensions: 248 x 180 x 29 mm
Tuula Karjalainen's biography Tove Jansson: Work and Love would make a wonderful Christmas present for any Moomin fans out there. It's a beautiful book, densely packed with high-quality photos and illustrations, and provides fascinating context for the work of an artist/writer loved the world over for her timeless children's classics. * Independent *
It is highly readable, focused on human interest and generous with background information. Karjalainen writes a great deal about the loves in Jansson's life * Hufvudstadsbladet *
Tove Jansson: Work and Love is incredibly well written, and such care has been given to its translation. Lovely photographs and beautiful specimens of Jansson's art, all in beautiful colour, have been interspersed throughout. Karjalainen adds new information and thoughtful musings to the impression previously given of Jansson's life and work. * Nudge *
In the biography Tove Jansson: Work and Love art historian Tuula Karjalainen writes about the unique courage Tove Jansson showed * YLE *