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Kuvanveistäjän tytär

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Tove Jansson kietoo lukijan pikkusormensa ympäri hauskoissa lapsuudenmuistelmissaan

Lapsuudesta kertovan teoksen "oikeita" henkilöitä ovat ukki ja mummi, isä, äiti, Anna, Jeremiah ja täti jolla on idea tai Poju jolla on aina nuha. Mutta yhtä oikea on Jumala, joka asuu kivikkopuutarhan takana.

Tove Jansson kietoo lukijan pikkusormensa ympäri näissä "muistelmissa", joiden ym
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Hardcover, 127 pages
Published 1969 by WSOY (first published 1968)
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Lynna Howard I found this book with an ISBN search. I really wanted to add it because it is such an enjoyable read. Quirky. Unique. Honest.

Telling a series of…more
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Telling a series of tales through the eyes of a child and still making it interesting reading for an adult is not an easy task.

Here's an excerpt: "If a thousand little girls walked past under this tree not one of them would have the faintest idea that I am sitting up here. The pine cones are green and very hard. My feet are brown. And the wing is blowing right through my hair."(less)
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Neva
Sep 03, 2015 Neva rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Чаровна и опасна книга с двойно дъно, което също има двойно дъно, на двойното дъно на което, под бродираните покривки от детството и коледните украси, лежи една гигантска безформена емоция и прелива от жега до мраз и от еуфория до ужас през нюанси и етапи без име. Апокалиптичното мислене на едно момиченце, което ще стане Туве Янсон и ще разказва апокалиптичното мислене на едно момиченце - много си заслужава да се прочете.
Sve
Nov 10, 2015 Sve rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Понякога срещаш книги, които държат сала ти на повърхността, които не ти позволяват да губиш самообладание дори в най-гъстата мъгла. Тези книги ти даряват любов и е трудно да не им отвърнеш със същото.
"Дъщерята на скулптура" е книга за прехода към зимата. За онези почти неуловими движения на душата, с които тя се увива в собствената си тишина и диша дълбоко студения въздух.
Туве Янсон прави света да изглежда толкова лесен за разбиране, лек и магичен.
В книгата има усещане за летене, за ведрина и
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Sarah
Dec 17, 2015 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When the log-fire is alight we draw up the big chair. We turn out the lights in the studio and sit in front of the fire and she says: once upon a time there was a little girl who was terribly pretty and her mummy liked her so awfully much ... Every story has to begin in the same way, then it's not so important what happens. A soft, gentle voice in the warm darkness and one gazes into the fire and nothing is dangerous. Everything else is outside and can't get in. Not now or at any time.
Bookmaniac70
Nov 23, 2015 Bookmaniac70 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Дъщерята на скулптора" е от онези книги, за които не ти се иска да пишеш или да говориш. Можеш само да споделиш. Безспорно се нарежда сред най-любимите ми на Туве Янсон!

Ревю за "Аз чета".
Kalina
Apr 19, 2016 Kalina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Заблазявах ѝ до призляване.
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Бог не гъкваше.
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Всеки трябва сам да си представя своята змия, тъй като чуждата никога не е толкова страшна.
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Свиваш се, затваряш очи и не спираш да си повтаряш някоя дълга дума, докато не се окажеш в безопасност.
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Приятелите не прощават, те просто забравят (...) Много е неприятно да ти бъде простено.
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Излез за малко, че трябва да си поплача, толкова е красиво.
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Беше толкова непоносимо красиво, че трябваше колкото се може по-скоро да се отърва от всичко това, да го отблъс
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Кремена Михайлова
„Какво бива и какво не бива е много чувствителна тема.”

След ада на Луи-Фердинан Селин – в рая на Туве Янсон. След напрежението и мрака от предишната книга сега се одрямвах в блаженство на почти всеки разказ. Не от скука, а както човек се отпуска като е преминала някаква опасност, като се почувства в спокойни води. Още по-важно – противоотрова ми беше „Дъщерята на скулптура” в тези дни 13-14.11. Не зная без книгата нямаше ли да направя завой – към черногледство, към ограждане. Но тази глътка въ
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Laura Leaney
Jan 31, 2015 Laura Leaney rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A completely unique book compiled of fragments of Tove Jansson's childhood, written as if they are being told by Tove the child. As a consequence, the memories are magical, surreal, Her parents are artists, and their bohemian love allows Tove the space and freedom to ignite her imagination at every turn. I'm guessing that the author is six or seven years old, and as she roams the Finnish countryside that surrounds her family's summer cottage she makes up games, stories, and hones her astonishing ...more
Jane
Dec 11, 2010 Jane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Magic. There is no better word for this book.

My expectations were high. I loved the Moomin books as a child, and when I discovered Tove Jansson’s adult fiction I was bedazzled.

But this memoir …. as I said, magic.

A collection of childhood memories seen through the eye’s of the sculptor’s daughter, mixing fantasy and reality, darkness and light quite perfectly.

A whole world of childish emotions and perceptions expressed with crystal clarity. The words, the phrasing, everything is exactly right.

I l
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Darya Conmigo
If you ask me right now, I'll tell you that this is the single most important book I have ever read in my life. And it will be the absolute truth. And the fact that there were other most important books earlier and there will be other most important books later (I hope) doesn't make it a tiny bit less true.

В конце концов мы спасли все что можно было спасти, и мама отправилась варить кофе.


Как-то так.
Temz
Nov 02, 2015 Temz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Когато човек е болен, най-хубавото, което може да му се случи между температурестите лутания, е да попадне на точната книга с приказки. Пиша това, защото аз попаднах на такава – „Дъщерята на скулптора“ от вечната Туве Янсон (изд. „Жанет 45, 2015), която макар автобиографична, съхранява детска магия в нея...http://knijno.blogspot.bg/2015/11/blo...
Momchil Dimitrov
Ухуу! Ей тва е яка книжка. Нямаше една историйка, която да ми беше тъпа или мудна. Лично за мен доказателство за достойнството на сборника е, че както при други такива ( Геймън гледам към теб) оставих 2-3 непрочетени, с цел да си имам нещо спестено за по-тежки времена.
Viktoria
Nov 08, 2015 Viktoria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
С едно изречение - "Вървя през гора от въображението на Йон Бауер."
Rositsa Tsvetanova
Tove Jansson's characteristic "moomin"-atmosphere has soaked in a book, where she actually hasn't taken the shortcut through Moomin valley - a book, where the fear lurks behind every three trunk combined with the longing for adventure and the safety of the Christmas tree in equal amounts. It doesn't matter if the little Tove describes casual everyday activities or crazy, spontaneous undertakings - they are all inspired by the spirit of freedom in the house and the unbound imagination of the chil ...more
Nicholas Whyte
Jul 12, 2015 Nicholas Whyte rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
http://nwhyte.livejournal.com/2492967.html

I find it generally difficult to write up short story collections; I don't find it satisfactory to either list them all in exhaustive detail, or to concentrate on a few outstanding pieces, disregarding the rest. The most satisfying ones for blogging purposes are those with a unifying theme, preferably by a single author, and this collection of autobiographical snippets by one of my favourite writers ticked all of my boxes.

This was familiar territory - mo
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Sara .
Jun 24, 2015 Sara . rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Explosion is a beautiful word and a very big one. Later I learned others, words that you can whisper only when you’re alone. Inexorable. Ornamentation. Profile. Catastrophic. Electrical. District Nurse. they get bigger and bigger if you say them over and over again. You whisper and whisper and let the world grow until nothing exists except the word.”

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"Sometimes I think all strong feelings start in the tummy; for me they do at any rate"

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" Some people just draw as they like and don’t give a
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Elina Mustikkakummun Anna
Ihastuttava kirja vei sydämeni. Muistoja ja satumaailmaa yhdistävä, hienosti kirjoitettuja pikkutarinoita sisältävä lapsuuskuvaus on oikea helmi. Arvostan nyt vieläkin enemmän Tove Janssonin kertojantaitoja.
Krystl Hall
Jan 16, 2015 Krystl Hall rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am a lifelong fan of the Moomintroll books. When I heard about this memoir, I had to read it. It was an unexpected delight. Not a traditional autobiography at all, but rather a series of vignettes of Finnish childhood, sometimes difficult and often magical. Always enthralling shown from within the consciousness of a small, independent, artistic girl, with all the strange internal logic that implies. The writing is spare and lyrical. You don't need to be a fan of hers to enjoy this lovely littl ...more
Mänsomläser
Jag kastade mig över boken uppeldad av min nya Muminförälskelse. Förväntningarna var skyhöga och jag blev… besviken. Till att börja med. Jag störde mig på barnperspektivet, men eftersom det är så konsekvent genomfört byttes besvikelsen snabbt mot beundran. Det är så otroligt skickligt utfört att man faktiskt ser allt genom ett barns ögon. Och även om hon rör sig i miljöer som är helt främmande för mig – ett bohemiskt konstnärshem och somrar i skärgården – är jag helt bekant med känslorna. Det hä ...more
Mikael Kuoppala
Jul 09, 2012 Mikael Kuoppala rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a wonderful depiction of the life led by an imaginative child. I loved the way the narrator of the book wasn't an adult looking back at her childhood, but a very young person who has a unique yet believable viewpoint on life. A gem for sure.
Stine
Dec 13, 2015 Stine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Teller denne som non-fiction, fordi det pr. def er barndomsmemoarer. Små episoder fra forfatterens barndom, som mest av alt virker som en slags vinterversjon av sommerboka, like mye magi, men litt mer hjemmebrent og snø. Tror ikke det finnes noen andre som kan skrive om barndom som Tove Jansson.
Marina Sofia
Dec 27, 2014 Marina Sofia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was my Christmas present to myself and I shouldn't have devoured it in just one day. I was expecting a rather more straightforward memoir, but it's really a collection of dream-like short stories, fragments, recollections, each building on from each other, all together building up to a child's view of a bohemian world, filled with fears, hardship but also charm. One to read and reread many times. The transparent simplicity of style, that wistfulness and melancholia which speaks so much of M ...more
Tom
Feb 12, 2014 Tom rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautifully written insights into the mind and memories of a little girl growing up in Finland. It is written through the voice of the child, and illustrates the volatility of childhood's emotions. The smooth flow of the words reminds me of E.B. White's essays. What shines throughout, is her love of her parents, and their love for her. An interesting childhood ably rendered. In the last "chapter," re the remains of their Christmas tree: "Nothing is as peaceful as when Christmas is over, when one ...more
Jo Coleman
I think this is probably excellent but I wasn't really in the mood - will come back to it one day. A useful reminder that children think some very weird things.
Fiona Alsop
Jan 10, 2016 Fiona Alsop rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Katri
Mar 16, 2014 Katri rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Kuvanveistäjän tytär oli novellikokoelma, jossa sekoittuu Toven oman elämän kaiku satuihin ja taianomaisuuteen. Novellit ovat osa hyvin realistisia ja osa suorastaan unenomaisia. Tykkäsin paljon novellien maalaamista maisemista, tunnelmista ja hetkistä. Aivan loistava. Novellit olivat mielestäni "vaikeampia" kuin Nukkekaapissa, mutta ehkä siitä syystä aikuisempia ja parempiakin. Ihania!
Vanessa Townley
Jul 24, 2014 Vanessa Townley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a beautifully written book the stories are written as if from Tove as a child with innocence and naïveté. She describes much loved memories of her childhood but also shows a gaining of knowledge, understanding and questioning the world around her. It is a great read and was glad I received it as a birthday gift. :) x
Ruth Bonetti
Sep 28, 2015 Ruth Bonetti rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a childhood, growing up in Finland with two artist parents. No wonder Tove Jansson was such a prodigious talent. One can read the genesis of her extraordinary Moomin characters.
Nicky Reed
Jul 03, 2014 Nicky Reed rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sort-of-autobiographical sketches of childhood. Child's-eye view of the world, in the form of short stories/sketches. Unfettered (but highly edited)flights of imagination, depicted as the real world, and in collision with the real world. Absolutely saved from whimsy by an undertow of noir. Reading this you can almost feel the child learning to make sense of her world as her lived experience and her imagination are counterpointed with and tussle against her received understanding, the adult comme ...more
Iira
Jan 13, 2012 Iira rated it really liked it
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Ihana ja sympaattinen. Kai tämä riittää arvioksi?
Jan
Apr 25, 2014 Jan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an odd book, a fictionalised non autobiography or childhood memoir. Child Tove is a dark creature, intriguing and cruel. The childlike prose the stories are told in occasionally jarred with me. At other times it was perfect, getting across the surreal sense of being a child in a family of artists. Some of the stories felt too short and incomplete, fragments or snippets that didn't quite work. My favourites were Jeremiah and Christmas. Most of the others felt unpleasantly dreamlike and un ...more
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Tove Jansson was born and died in Helsinki, Finland. As a Finnish citizen whose mother tongue was Swedish, she was part of the Swedish-speaking Finns minority. Thus, all her books were originally written in Swedish.

Although known first and foremost as an author, Tove Jansson considered her careers as author and painter to be of equal importance.

Tove Jansson wrote and illustrated her first Moomin
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“Most of the people are homesick anyway, and a little lonely, and they hide themselves in their hair and are turned into flowers.” 33 likes
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