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Tove Jansson
Tove Jansson (1914–2001) was born in Helsinki into Finland’s Swedish-speaking minority. A painter and muralist, Jansson also drew humorous illustrations and political cartoons for the left-leaning anti-Fascist magazine Garm, and it was there that what was to become Jansson’s most famous creation, Moomintroll, made his first appearance. Jansson went on to write about the adventures of Moomintroll, the Moomin family, and their curious friends in a long-running comic strip and in a series of books for children that have been translated throughout the world, inspiring films, several television series, an opera, and theme parks in Finland and Japan. Jansson also wrote eleven novels and short-story collections for adults, including The Summer Book, The True Deceiver, and Fair Play (NYRB Classics). In 1994 she was awarded the Prize of the Swedish Academy. 'My Beloved Uncles' was translated by Thomas Teal for The Woman Who Borrowed Memories: Selected Stories, published 21 October 2014 by NYRB Classics.

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My Beloved Uncles

poetry

January 2015

Tove Jansson

TR. Thomas Teal

poetry

January 2015

However tired of each other they must have grown from time to time, there was always great solidarity among Pastor Fredrik Hammarsten’s children—four boys...

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Issue No. 1

On the Notoriously Overrated Powers of Voice in Fiction or How To Fail At Talking To Pretty Girls

D. W. Wilson

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Issue No. 1

On a Tuesday afternoon in July, not too long ago, a friend of mine struck a pose imitating a...

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September 2014

Missing Footage

Raphael Rubinstein

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September 2014

The discovery of absences (lacks, lacunae) and their definition must in turn lead the filmmaker as composer to the...

Prize Entry

April 2015

Smote, or ...

Eley Williams

Prize Entry

April 2015

To kiss you should not involve such fear of imprecision. I shouldn’t mind about the gallery attendant. He is...

 

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