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The woman who borrowed memories [electronic resource] : Selected Stories. Tove Jansson.

Jansson, Tove. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781590177938 (electronic bk)
  • Publisher: New York : NYRB Classics, 2014.

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Summary, etc.: An NYRB Classics Original Tove Jansson excelled at the brief tale, writing stories that in their short spans unfold to reveal entire worlds. This is true of her internationally syndicated cartoon strip about a family of hippo-like creatures, the Moomins; of her beloved Moomin novels; and of her best-selling books for adults, like The Summer Book. Until now, however, Jansson's short stories have been nearly impossible to find in the United States. This volume brings together, for the first time in English, a generous selection of stories from the most fruitful period of her career, from her earliest collected stories, dating from the early 1970s, to her mature work, written not long before her death in 2001. In them are moments of the sublime and the mundane, as well as small heroisms and large griefs. Unsentimental, yet kind and humane, Jansson's short stories complement and enlarge our understanding of a giant of world literature.
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Subject: Fiction.
Short Stories.
Genre: Electronic books.

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