Tove Jansson, whose Moomintroll comic strip and books brought her international acclaim, lived for much of her life on an island like the one described in The Summer Book, and the work can be enjoyed as her closely observed journal of the sounds, sights, and feel of a summer spent in intimate contact with the natural world.
Es ist fast magisch zu nennen, Tove Jansson schreibt in einfachen Sätzen, gleichzeitig mit viel Nachhall
Es ist fast magisch zu nennen, Tove Jansson schreibt in einfachen Sätzen, gleichzeitig mit viel Nachhall. Die Lektüre ist wie ein Blick in ein klares, reines Gewässer, bei dem man plötzlich in die Tiefe schaut. The Guardian "Ein Buch voller Poesie und Lebensweisheit.
Tove Jansson wrote The Summer Book in 1972, the year after her own mother died. At first she went travelling to ease her grief, but after some months came back to her island in the outer archipelago to write.
In The Summer Book Tove Jansson distills the essence of the summer-its sunlight and storms-into twenty-two crystalline . The Summer Book is one of those.
In The Summer Book Tove Jansson distills the essence of the summer-its sunlight and storms-into twenty-two crystalline vignettes. This brief novel tells the story of Sophia The Summer Book is one of those. Responses, conversations, and observations yield quietly reflective and funny ruminations on life and death.
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Sommerbuch - Deutschland. Swedish title: Sommarboken. Translated by Thomas Teal. Jansson's brilliance is to create a narrative that seems, at least, to have no forward motion, to exist in lit moments, gleaming dark moments, like lights on a string, each chapter its own beautifully constructed, random-seeming, complete story. Her writing is all magical deception, her sentences simple and loaded; the novel reads like looking through clear water and seeing, suddenly, the depth. As Philip Pullman so succinctly puts it, Tove Jansson was a genius.
Tove Marika Jansson (Finland Swedish pronunciation: (listen); 9 August 1914 – 27 June 2001) was a Swedish-speaking Finnish author, novelist, painter, illustrator and comic strip author. Brought up by artistic parents, Jansson studied art from 1930 to 1938 in Stockholm, Helsinki and Paris. Her first solo art exhibition was in 1943. At the same time, she was writing short stories and articles for publication, as well as creating the graphics for book covers and other purposes