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The Listener Tove Jansson

The Listener By Tove Jansson

The Listener by Tove Jansson

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Jansson's debut collection translated for the first time into English, to coincide with the centenary of her birth

The Listener Summary

The Listener by Tove Jansson

In her first ever story collection, Jansson revealed the clarity of vision and light philosophical touch that were to become her hallmark. From the good listener who begins to betray the secrets confided to her, to vignettes of a city storm or the slow halting of spring, these stories are gifts of originality and depth.

The Listener Reviews

Her prose is wondrous: it is clean, deliberate; an aesthetic so certain of itself, it's breathtaking * Daily Telegraph *
A unique and authentic voice that speaks to the reader across time and culture, heart to heart -- Boyd Tonkin
(The Listener) is a masterpiece of subtlety and simplicitiy. The rest of the stories in this collection are every bit as crisp, ironic, elegant and ruthless * Saga Magazine *

About Tove Jansson

Tove Jansson (1914-2001) is best known as the creator of the much loved Moomin stories for children. However, in her fifties she turned her attention to writing for adults, producing a dozen novels and story collections. Sculptor's Daughter, (to be published Nov 2013 - 9781908745330) was the first, in 1968, followed by The Listener, three years later.

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The Listener by Tove Jansson
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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