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Moomins playing in the water * Tove Jansson: Love, war and the Moomins, By Mark Bosworth

The Moomins in love and war

She was an upper-middle-class Finnish lesbian bohemian - but Tove Jansson speaks directly to children and adults all over the world.


“You can believe what you want” said Snufkin, blithely.

Иногда во сне, за пару минут до того, как проснуться, мне кажется, я слышу где-то вдалеке, как он играет на губной гармошке. Но, проснувшись, я никогда не помню эту мелодию... Звуки в снах - самое неуловимое.

“I live all over the place” answered Snufkin, and put the coffee pot on the fire. “Today I happen to be here. Tomorrow I will be somewhere else. I wander about as I please. When I find a place I like, I pitch my tent and play my harmonica.