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- DescriptionAn elderly caretaker at a large outdoor exhibition, called Art in Nature, finds that a couple have lingered on to bicker about the value of a picture; he has a surprising suggestion that will resolve both their row and his own ambivalence about the art market. A draughtsman's obsession with drawing locomotives provides a dark twist to a love story. A cartoonist takes over the work of a colleague who has suffered a nervous breakdown only to discover that his own sanity is in danger. In these witty, sharp, often disquieting stories, Tove Jansson reveals the fault-lines in our relationship with art, both as artists and as consumers. Obsession, ambition, and the discouragement of critics are all brought into focus in these wise and cautionary tales.
- Author BiographyThe writer and artist Tove Jansson (1914-2001) is best known as the creator of the Moomin stories, which have been published in thirty-five languages. However, from 1968, she turned her attention to writing for adults. Her bestseller, The Summer Book , is a modern Scandinavian classic. Art in Nature was published six years later. Translated from the Swedish by Thomas Teal, winner of the 'Rochester Best Translated Book Award 2011'.
- PrizesWinner of Best Translated Book Award for Fiction 2011.
- Author(s)Tove Jansson
- PublisherSort of Books
- Date of Publication28/06/2012
- SubjectShort Stories & Fiction Anthologies
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintSort of Books
- Weight200 g
- Width134 mm
- Height199 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Translated byThomas Teal
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
- Edition StatementMain
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