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Astrid Lindgren : The Woman behind Pippi Longstocking - by Jens Andersen (Hardcover)

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The first English-language biography of Astrid Lindgren provides a moving and revealing portrait of the beloved Scandinavian literary icon whose adventures of Pippi Longstocking have influenced generations of young readers all over the world. Lindgren’s sometimes turbulent life as an unwed teenage mother, outspoken advocate for the rights of women and children, and celebrated editor and author is chronicled in fascinating detail by Jens Andersen, one of Denmark’s most popular biographers.
Based on extensive research and access to primary sources and letters, this highly readable account describes Lindgren’s battles with depression and her personal struggles through war, poverty, motherhood, and fame. Andersen examines the writer’s oeuvre as well to uncover the secrets to the books’ universal appeal and why they have resonated so strongly with young readers for more than seventy years.
Number of Pages: 343
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Literary Criticism
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
Author: Jens Andersen
Language: English
Street Date: February 27, 2018
TCIN: 53233574
UPC: 9780300226102
Item Number (DPCI): 248-57-5887
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