9781590177662-1590177665-The Woman Who Borrowed Memories: Selected Stories (NYRB Classics)

The Woman Who Borrowed Memories: Selected Stories (NYRB Classics)

ISBN-13: 9781590177662
ISBN-10: 1590177665
Author: Jansson, Tove
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: NYRB Classics
Format: Paperback 304 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781590177662
ISBN-10: 1590177665
Author: Jansson, Tove
Publication date: 2014
Publisher: NYRB Classics
Format: Paperback 304 pages

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Acknowledged authors Jansson, Tove wrote The Woman Who Borrowed Memories: Selected Stories (NYRB Classics) comprising 304 pages back in 2014. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1590177665 and 9781590177662. Since then The Woman Who Borrowed Memories: Selected Stories (NYRB Classics) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.35 or rent at the marketplace.

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An NYRB Classics Original

Tove Jansson was a master of brevity, unfolding worlds at a touch. Her art flourished in small settings, as can be seen in her bestselling novel The Summer Book and in her internationally celebrated cartoon strips and books about the Moomins. It is only natural, then, that throughout her life she turned again and again to the short story. The Woman Who Borrowed Memories is the first extensive selection of Jansson’s stories to appear in English.

Many of the stories collected here are pure Jansson, touching on island solitude and the dangerous pull of the artistic impulse: in “The Squirrel” the equanimity of the only inhabitant of a remote island is thrown by a visitor, in “The Summer Child” an unlovable boy is marooned along with his lively host family, in “The Cartoonist” an artist takes over a comic strip that has run for decades, and in “The Doll’s House” a man’s hobby threatens to overwhelm his life. Others explore unexpected territory: “Shopping” has a post-apocalyptic setting, “The Locomotive” centers on a railway-obsessed loner with murderous fantasies, and “The Woman Who Borrowed Memories” presents a case of disturbing transference. Unsentimental, yet always humane, Jansson’s stories complement and enlarge our understanding of a singular figure in world literature.

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