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    DescriptionAn elderly caretaker at a large outdoor exhibition, called Art in Nature, finds that a couple have lingered on to bicker about the value of a picture; he has a surprising suggestion that will resolve both their row and his own ambivalence about the art market. A draughtsman's obsession with drawing locomotives provides a dark twist to a love story. A cartoonist takes over the work of a colleague who has suffered a nervous breakdown only to discover that his own sanity is in danger. In these witty, sharp, often disquieting stories, Tove Jansson reveals the fault-lines in our relationship with art, both as artists and as consumers. Obsession, ambition, and the discouragement of critics are all brought into focus in these wise and cautionary tales.

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    Art in Nature
    and Other Stories
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tove Jansson, Translated by Thomas Teal
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    ISBN 13: 9780956308696
    ISBN 10: 0956308694

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.2
    BIC subject category V2: FA, FYB
    Libri: ENGM1010
    BIC subject category V2: FYT
    BIC E4L: TRA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: SCHW6910
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000, FIC029000
    DC23: 839.7374
    Thema V1.0: FBA, FYT, FYB
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    Publication date
    28 June 2012
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    Author Information
    The writer and artist Tove Jansson (1914-2001) is best known as the creator of the Moomin stories, which have been published in thirty-five languages. However, from 1968, she turned her attention to writing for adults. Her bestseller, The Summer Book [9780954221713], is a modern Scandinavian classic. Art in Nature was published six years later. Translated from the Swedish by Thomas Teal, winner of the 'Rochester Best Translated Book Award 2011'.
    Review quote
    "'That there can still be as-yet untranslated fiction by Jansson is simultaneously an aberration and a delight, like finding buried treasure.' (Ali Smith)"