Review: Tove Jansson’s “Travelling Light”

by writereaderly

tove jansson travelling lightTove Jansson, a Finnish author, wrote the children’s Moomin series, and her writings for adults are now being rediscovered and translated into English. This collection of short stories, translated from the Swedish – so few writers are able to write fiction in more than one language! – is a very fine collection, aesthetically minimalist but strong, plus a nice slice of Finnish life. I look forward to reading a novel of hers, will have to keep an eye out. Recommended.

Where it came from: Library
Time and manner of reading:
One evening in bed
Where it went: Home
Best line of the book:
Reminds me of/that:
Who I’d recommend it to:
Readers after another goodie
Also reading: Being Alive edited by Neil Astley; Peeling the Onion by Günter Grass; Returning the Gift edited by Joseph Bruchac; Moments of Desire edited by Susan Hawthorne and Jenny Pausacker

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