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Reads tagged with “Tove Jansson”

The Best of Brain Pickings 2020
The Best of Brain Pickings 2020

A glance over the shoulder of time to reveal the patterns, themes, and ideas that steady us and shelter us in the tempest of life.

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I Long to Read More in the Book of You: Moomins Creator Tove Jansson’s Tender and Passionate Letters to the Love of Her Life
I Long to Read More in the Book of You: Moomins Creator Tove Jansson’s Tender and Passionate Letters to the Love of Her Life

“I’m so unused to being happy that I haven’t really come to terms with what it involves… I feel like a garden that’s finally been watered, so my flowers can bloom.”

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Tove Jansson’s Vintage Philosophical Moomin Comics About Identity, Belonging, and Why We Join Groups
Tove Jansson’s Vintage Philosophical Moomin Comics About Identity, Belonging, and Why We Join Groups

“It’s rather difficult, when one has MANY friends, to show loyalty to them all at the same time…”

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Tove Jansson’s Rare Vintage Illustrations for Alice in Wonderland
Tove Jansson’s Rare Vintage Illustrations for Alice in Wonderland

Down the rabbit-hole, Moomin-style.

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The Book about Moomin, Mymble and Little My: Tove Jansson’s Playful and Philosophical Vintage Masterpiece
The Book about Moomin, Mymble and Little My: Tove Jansson’s Playful and Philosophical Vintage Masterpiece

The gloriously illustrated story of an errand turned adventure turned existential parable.

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Favorite Books of 2020
Favorite Books of 2020

Audre Lorde, Keith Haring, Bruce Lee, chance, love, black holes, constraint as a catalyst of creativity, and a whisper of Whitman.

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Control, Surrender and the Paradox of Self-Transcendence: Vintage Wisdom from the Moomins
Control, Surrender and the Paradox of Self-Transcendence: Vintage Wisdom from the Moomins

“It’s a pity that exciting things always stop happening when you’re not afraid of them anymore and would like to have a little fun.”

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Too-ticky’s Guide to Life: Wisdom on Uncertainty, Presence, and Self-Reliance from Beloved Children’s Book Author Tove Jansson
Too-ticky’s Guide to Life: Wisdom on Uncertainty, Presence, and Self-Reliance from Beloved Children’s Book Author Tove Jansson

“All things are so very uncertain, and that’s exactly what makes me feel reassured.”

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Vintage Illustrations for Tolkien’s <em>The Hobbit</em> from Around the World
Vintage Illustrations for Tolkien’s The Hobbit from Around the World

A visual voyage there and back again.

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