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By Tove Jansson, Thomas Teal

ISBN-10: 1908745177

ISBN-13: 9781908745170

An aged caretaker at a wide outside exhibition, known as paintings in Nature, unearths couple have lingered directly to bicker in regards to the price of an image; he has a shocking recommendation that would get to the bottom of either their row and his personal ambivalence in regards to the paintings industry. A draughtsman’s obsession with drawing locomotives presents a depressing twist to a love tale. A cartoonist takes over the paintings of a colleague who has suffered a frightened breakdown in basic terms to find that his personal sanity is in danger.

In those witty, sharp, frequently disquieting tales, Tove Jansson unearths the fault-lines in our courting with paintings, either as artists and as shoppers. Obsession, ambition, and the discouragement of critics are all introduced into concentration in those clever and cautionary stories.

Translated into English for the 1st time by means of Thomas Teal.

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34 DREAM OF FRANCISCO GOYA Y LUCIENTES, PAINTER AND VISIONARY The night of May 1, 1820, while visited by his intermittent madness, Francisco Goya y Lucientes, painter and visionary, had a dream. He dreamed he was under a tree with the love of his youth. It was the austere countryside of Aragon and the sun was high. His sweetheart was on a swing, which he was pushing, his hands on her waist. His sweetheart held a lace umbrella and she laughed in short nervous bursts. Then she slipped down from the swing into the meadow, and he followed, tumbling over and over.

Francisco Goya y Lucientes asked him. The man gave a weary smile and said: I am Francisco Goya y Lucientes, and against me you can do nothing. At that moment, Francisco Goya y Lucientes woke up and found himself alone in his bed. 36 DREAM OF SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE, POET AND OPIUM-EATER One night in November 1801, in his London house, prey to opium delirium, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, poet and opiumeater, had a dream. He dreamed he was on a ship imprisoned in the ice. He was the captain, and his men, taking cover, were trying miserably to protect themselves from the cold, covering themselves with rags and tom blankets.

I really want to know. 39 Ha ha, laughed the sheep, looking at one another. We can’t tell you. It has to be a surprise. Leopardi was hungry and would have liked to eat a sweet. A lovely cake with pine nuts is what he really wanted. I’d like a sweet, he said. Isn’t there a place where we could buy a sweet in this desert? Right behind that hill, replied the little sheep, just be a bit patient. They came to the end of the desert and circled the hill, at the foot of which was a shop. It was a beautiful pastry shop made entirely of crystal, and it sparkled with silver lights.

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