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Astrid Lindgren : the woman behind Pippi Longstocking

Author: Jens Andersen; Caroline Waight
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The first English-language biography of Astrid Lindgren provides a moving and revealing portrait of the beloved Scandinavian literary icon whose adventures of Pippi Longstocking have influenced generations of young readers all over the world. Lindgren's sometimes turbulent life as an unwed teenage mother, outspoken advocate for the rights of women and children, and celebrated editor and author is chronicled in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Astrid Lindgren; Astrid Lindgren; Astrid Lindgren; Astrid Lindgren
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jens Andersen; Caroline Waight
ISBN: 9780300226102 0300226101
OCLC Number: 1002129853
Language Note: Translated from the Danish.
Description: x, 343 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Fan letters to the author --
À la garçonne --
The mysteries of procreation --
Hope Avenue --
Your children are not your children --
Mothers of all lands, unite! --
Revolution in the nursery --
Sorrowbirds and songbirds --
The poetry of bright nights --
The battle for fantasy --
I have been dancing in my solitude.
Other Titles: Denne dag, et liv.
Responsibility: Jens Andersen ; translated by Caroline Waight.

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