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Tove Jansson rediscovered

Best known to English-speaking audiences as the creator of the Moomin books, Tove Jansson was also a novelist, short-story writer, memoirist, painter, cartoonist and creator of picture-books. Tove Jansson Rediscovered brings the full range of Jansson's artistic and literary creativity to light. The nineteen essays in the volume, contributed by leading scholars from around the world, discuss themes of artistic and personal identity, gender and sexuality, childhood and old age in Jansson's work. Jansson's writing for children and adults, her paintings, cartoon-strips and illustrations are explored in contexts such as her membership of the Swedish-speaking minority in Finland and her life as an island-dweller. Assembling scholarship in children's literature, women's writing, queer theory, linguistic analysis and reception studies, Tove Jansson Rediscovered updates the critical understanding of an extraordinary writer and artist
Print Book, English, 2007
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle, UK, 2007
xiv, 249 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
9781847182692, 1847182690
Machine generated contents note: A Painter's Reflection: The Self-Representational Art of Tove Jansson / Boel Westin
Tove Jansson: The Trickster Children's Author / Agneta Renal-Johansson
Tove Jansson and the Humble Sublime / Corinne Buckland
Tove Jansson and the Divided Self / Claire Sharpe
The Fillyjonk at the Window: Aesthetics of Movement and Gaze in Tove Jansson's Illustrations and Texts / Sirke Happonen
Staging the Illusive: Self-Reflective Images in Tove Jansson's Novels / Elina Druker
Childhood and Family in Tove Jansson's Picture-Books / Lena Kareland
"Believe you me, I know. I'm pretty sharp when it comes to things like that": Little My's Argumentation and Rhetoric / Jukka Mikkonen
"Delight and instruction to all Moomins": Encounters with Text in Moominland / Evelyn Arizpe
Tove Jansson's Comet in Moominland as War Text / Kate McLoughlin
The "Janssonesque": Language in Tove Jansson's Moomin Oeuvre / Yvonne Nummela Note continued: Moomin's Adventures in the German-Speaking Countries / Mareike Jendis
Tove Jansson's Alice Illustrations / Mikiko Chimori
Roses, Beads and Bones: Gender, Borders and Slippage in Tove Jansson's Moomin Comic-Strips / K. A. Laity
Erotic Motifs and Homosexual Depictions in Tove Jansson's Later Literature / Barbro K. Gustafsson
Bohemia and Beyond: Creativity and the Artistic Life in Sculptor's Daughter / Sonia Wichmann
The Summer Cottage in Finland-Swedish Literature: Tove Jansson, Solveig von Schoultz and Monika Fagerholm / Tess Cosslett
The Real and the Child-like: Generation and Philosophy in Tove Jansson's The Summer Book / Jean Webb
The Re-Storying of Old Age in the Work of Tove Jansson / Nancy Huse