Letters from Tove

Author: Tove Jansson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781517910105

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 496

View: 9671

"These letters, penned with characteristic insight and wit, provide an almost seamless commentary on Tove Jansson's life within Helsinki's bohemian circles and on her island home. They summon a particular place and time reflected through a mind finely attuned to her culture, her world, and her own nature, drawing a complex, intimate self-portrait of one of the world's most beloved authors"--

Tove Jansson Life, Art, Words

Author: Boel Westin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908745569


Page: 576

View: 6099

The Finnish-Swedish writer and artist Tove Jansson achieved worldwide fame as the creator of the Moomin stories, written between 1945 and 1970 and still in print in more than twenty languages. However, the Moomins were only a part of her prodigious output. Already admired in Nordic art circles as a painter, cartoonist and illustrator, she would go on to write a series of classic novels and short stories. She remains Scandinavia's best loved author. Tove Jansson's work reflected the tenets of her life: her love of family (and special bond with her mother), of nature, and her insistence on freedom to pursue her art. Love and work was the motto she chose for herself and her approach to both was joyful and uncompromising. If her relationships with men foundered on her ambivalence towards marriage, those with women came as a revelation, especially the love and companionship she found with her long-time partner, the artist Tuulikki Pietilä, with whom she lived on the solitary island of Klovharu. In this meticulously researched, authorised biography, Boel Westin draws together the many threads of Jansson's life: from the studies interrupted to help her family; the dark shades of war and her emergence as an artist with a studio of her own; to the years of Moomin-mania, and later novel writing. Based on numerous conversations with Tove, and unprecedented access to her journals, letters and personal archives, Tove Jansson: Life, Art, Words offers a rare and privileged insight into the world of a writer whom Philip Pullman described, simply, as 'a genius'.

Signed & Sealed

Author: Quotabelle,Pauline Weger,Alicia Williamson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0762478330

Category: Reference

Page: 375

View: 8442

Explore quotations drawn from inspiring correspondence—and the powerful stories behind them—from some of history's most noted (and notorious) letter-writers in Signed & Sealed, a beautiful collection from Quotabelle. From the authors of Beautifully Said, Grit & Grace, and Bravely, comes Signed & Sealed, a charming gift book that captures the wit, heart, whimsy, drama, and brilliance of correspondence between iconic and little-known pairs both past and present. Inside, readers will find quotations from these exchanges—highlighting the openings and closings penned by their authors—alongside intriguing stories that reveal the who, what, when, and where behind each carefully selected passage. With chapter themes like “with a wink,” “with a swoon,” and “with an agenda,” this clever, rigorously researched collection delivers wisdom and inspiration drawn from the private words of public pairs. Quoted segments of these correspondences are drawn from letters of all sorts—from fan mail and love letters to sage advice and fond farewells. The featured quotations—and the back stories that accompany them—are perfectly suited for bibliophiles, history buffs, pen pals, stationery fans, and letter lovers of all ages. The 100 featured correspondents include friends, colleagues, lovers, family members, and professional admirers, among them Frida Kahlo and Georgia O'Keefe, John Adams and Abigail Smith, Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald, Elizabeth Taylor and Andy Warhol, Nelson Mandela and his young daughters, plus many more. This unique collection was meticulously researched and curated with care by Quotabelle, a start-up that elevates women’s voices through the power of words. It’s bound to inspire today’s letter writers to create their own new “signatures.” Signed & Sealed is a perfect pairing with Quotabelle’s Salutations & Signoffs notecards, both designed to revive the lost art of letter-writing, one line at a time.

Locality, Mobility, and "nation"

Author: Benjamin Nicholas Lawrance,Benjamin N Lawrance, PH D

Publisher: University Rochester Press

ISBN: 9781580462648

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 312

View: 1526

An interdisciplinary study that sheds new light on the traditional historiographies of African colonial experience.

Lives Reclaimed

Author: Mark Roseman

Publisher: Metropolitan Books

ISBN: 1627797866

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 9624

From the celebrated historian of Nazi Germany, the story of a remarkable but completely unsung group that risked everything to help the most vulnerable In the early 1920s amidst the upheaval of Weimar Germany, a small group of peaceable idealists began to meet, practicing a quiet, communal life focused on self-improvement. For the most part, they had come to know each other while attending adult education classes in the city of Essen. But “the Bund,” as they called their group, had lofty aspirations—under the direction of their leader Artur Jacobs, its members hoped to forge an ideal community that would serve as a model for society at large. But with the ascent of the Nazis, the Bund was forced to reevaluate its mission, focusing instead on offering assistance to the persecuted, despite the great risk. Their activities ranged from visiting devastated Jewish families after Kristallnacht, to sending illicit letters and parcels of food and clothes to deportees in concentration camps, to sheltering political dissidents and Jews on the run. What became of this group? And how should its deeds—often small, seemingly insignificant acts of kindness and assistance—be evaluated in the broader history of life under the Nazis? Drawing on a striking set of previously unpublished letters, diaries, Gestapo reports, other documents, and his own interviews with survivors, historian Mark Roseman shows how and why the Bund undertook its dangerous work. It is an extraordinary story in its own right, but Roseman takes us deeper, encouraging us to rethink the concepts of resistance and rescue under the Nazis, ideas too often hijacked by popular notions of individual heroism or political idealism. Above all, the Bund’s story is one that sheds new light on what it meant to offer a helping hand in this dark time.

Spring Remains

Author: Mons Kallentoft

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451642717

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 6349

Swedish Detective Investigator Malin Fors tries to come to terms with her mother's death while investigating an explosion in the town square that kills two young girls and critically injures their mother in the new addition to the series following Midwinter Blood.Original.