About comfort and classics I couldnīt read -a Finnish view:-)
Posted by sanna on October 04, 1998 at 00:49:26:
In response to Comfort, written by Lesley on October 03, 1998 at 00:15:52
] Well, Gaudy Night by D.L. Sayers is clearly a comfort for me .And Persuasion , of course.:-) They are both books about how many yrs longing finally ends. Gee, I hadnīt thought about that earlier! (It sure tells something about me , though, this yearning and fullfillment .*embarrassed*)
There is a Finnish girlsībook-series I go back to for steadiness, pureness and uncomplicated moral values- from this hard adult awareness. "Selja-girls" has certainly been modelled after "Little Women": itīs about
4 sisters, who even in looks and characters are like Meg, Jo etc., but situated in 50īs environment. A very good adaptation of LW, so delightfully faithful to 50īs spirit and fresh ( not soooo saccharine as
LW) . :-)
Another girlsībook I adore is from America. Mary Stolzīs Organdy Cupcakes. Anyone know ? Some beautifully hinted erotics in hospital in it, too .
About classics I couldnīt read. I have always wondered and been ashamed that The Moomintroll Books By Tove Jansson donīt interest me. Itīs even in the Recommended Reading here and a children classic quite equal to Narnia and Middle-Earth, the best Finnish export article with international flavour like our wonderful mobile phones ;-) I admire Moomins, but am not obsessed with them. Quite strange to have a
great national heritage (better than Disney in animated movies, too) and be quite cool about it. Like Englishwho donīt get Austen, perhaps ..??? :- )
Sorry, this is long, but itīs two in one .;- )
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