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Art in Nature

And Other Stories
A collection of stories by

An 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 criti are all brought into focus in these wise and cautionary tales. Translated into English for the first time by Thomas Teal.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Paperback Editions

June 2012 : UK Paperback

Title: Art in Nature: and other stories
Author(s): Tove Jansson
ISBN: 0-9563086-9-4 / 978-0-9563086-9-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sort of Books
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Kindle Editions

July 2012 : UK Kindle edition

Title: Art in Nature
Author(s): Tove Jansson
Publisher: Sort Of
Availability: Amazon UK