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Tove Jansson

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Monday, December 8 2014

The Hedonistic Nihilism in 'Moomin' Comes to the Fore in This Collection

While children may laugh at the simplicity of the non-sequiturs in the Moomin stories, adults will be drawn to the droll humor -- and something much darker.


Tuesday, March 4 2014

'Moomin's Desert Island' Makes for a Cute, Fun, Dangerous and Weird Odyssey

This classic dark, enchanting, eyebrow raising tale from Finland, wherein talking animals are swiftly slaughtered, can be a bit of a challenge, but it's never boring.


Monday, July 20 2009

Moomin Book Four by Tove Jansson

All in all, if you have a high tolerance for whimsy you could do worse than to spend a few hours in Moominvalley.


Monday, July 6 2009

Moomin Book Four

Moomin owes much of its unique brilliance to its inversion of traditional argumentation. Whereas it is not unusual for an essay to recourse to fantastic thought experiment to complement its strict reasoning, Moomin builds strictly verisimilar situations out of an aesthetics of wild illogic.


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