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    DescriptionIn her first ever story collection, Jansson revealed the clarity of vision and light philosophical touch that were to become her hallmark. From the good listener who begins to betray the secrets confided to her, to vignettes of a city storm or the slow halting of spring, these stories are gifts of originality and depth.

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    The Listener
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tove Jansson, Translated by Thomas Teal
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 131 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 183 g
    ISBN 13: 9781908745361
    ISBN 10: 1908745363

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.2
    BIC subject category V2: FYB
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12500
    Libri: ENGM3000, ENGL2030, KIND1415
    BISAC V2.8: FIC029000
    Libri: FINN3595
    DC23: 839.7374
    Thema V1.0: FYB
    Illustrations note
    2 B&W Photos
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    Publication date
    10 June 2014
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    Author Information
    Tove Jansson (1914-2001) is best known as the creator of the much loved Moomin stories for children. However, in her fifties she turned her attention to writing for adults, producing a dozen novels and story collections. Sculptor's Daughter, (to be published Nov 2013 - 9781908745330) was the first, in 1968, followed by The Listener, three years later.
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    Her prose is wondrous: it is clean, deliberate; an aesthetic so certain of itself, it's breathtaking Daily Telegraph A unique and authentic voice that speaks to the reader across time and culture, heart to heart -- Boyd Tonkin (The Listener) is a masterpiece of subtlety and simplicitiy. The rest of the stories in this collection are every bit as crisp, ironic, elegant and ruthless Saga Magazine