E always wondered why books weren t written the elderly yet so #Many Books Are Written #books are written the young Maybe we can all back on youth but we don t know much about being old Maybe we only want to write about being old when we re old and when we get to be old we re too tired to write about it Or maybe being old is too depressing and boring while being young is romantic and idealized Or maybe these books are being written but are ust not very marketable or sexy so you never hear about themIn any case if you re interested in insightful entertaining fiction about the elderly you really can t do much better than this book which was written by Jansson when she herself was relatively old I think It is sad and funny and intensely moving If you ve read The Summer Book the only other Jansson book for adults that I ve read and one that s much popularly read than this one then you can expect some of the same elements the episodic nature of the novel though there is of an overall arc here and the final chapter definitely feels like the end of a novel the simple yet powerful language the personalities that are very much alive In fact this book is ust as good as The Summer Book if not slightly better and it s sad that it s so overlookedJansson writes about a retirement community in St Petersburg Florida the cast of characters are all uniue and they all get on each other s nerves in different ways though they do seem to enjoy it in a strange comforting way The sadness in this book is very rarely explicit but skillfully woven inside of the humor and the stories and the mood there is a general sense of futility of aimlessness of the silliness of busy youth contrasted with the emptiness of ageThis book is now sadly out of print If it weren t for my trusty public library I would not have read it I hope some publisher like NYRB Classics hint hint will bring it back into printSome uotesIt was possible that the strictly frontal placement of the rocking chairs parallel to each other and facing straight ahead was the only practical arrangement It is probably difficult thought Mrs Morris to place rocking chairs in groups that is rocking toward each other It would take a great deal of space and in the long run it might be tiresome Of course the original the natural idea was a single rocking chair in motion in an otherwise static room p 9She forgot to mention fear of her room the room you leave open behind you can be full of pitiful carelessness You have to hide away the signs and appurtenances of old age small anesthetic oversights all the supporting constructions of helplessness so unnoticed and so obvious p10Dear Madonna Linda whispered let me make love to Joe on the banks of the ungle river And then by your grace We Will Wade Out Into will wade out into water and swim slowly away together farther and farther away She reached up and switched on the Madonna s lamp not for the light but to pay respect Then she folded her hands on her lovely stomach and fell asleep p 22Because Mr Thompson was a woman hater he thought about women a lot p 26I begin to believe that a person really can die from such a thing as grief Our predicament Miss Frey is that that means of making an exit is no longer open to us Grief Miss Frey is very pure and strong and it reuires a great love It is not the same as being unhappy p 74Tim Tellerton knew that nothing could be suandered as easily as beauty It was seldom esteemed at its full value while it stood in bloom and later on it was preserved at the expense of far too much trouble and despair p 138What was a conversation and what could it mean Mutual consideration of important things Communication of experience and memory Construction of possibilities for the future To clarify and recognize together and to observe the changes in a glance a tone of voice a silence the silence of hesitation or understanding To shape without altering To laugh or to sit uietly in common shyness that was never expressed p 160Since Miss Frey like most people took slightly longer steps with her right leg than with her left she moved in a large circle that eventually brought her back toward Silver Springs p 20. 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35 Stars Sun city is a constructed paradise in California where old people go to live out the last days of their life although perhaps it is of a hell Because it turns out that old people are still spiteful still envious still petty and still scheming Tove Jansson is as always fearless in her writing I know of no other author who writes like her who constructs a novel like she does the plot does not exactly unfold but is told in anecdotes that sometimes seem to have no destination but once the book is finished you realise that you have read something complete and uietly beautiful Such an interesting novel set not in Jansson s usual haunts but in St Peterberg Florida Focusing on the lives of the residents at a old age home Jansson as always brings her wonderful ability to chronicle the intricacies of human relationships in this poignant yet funny novel Her second novel for adults it isn t The Summer Book my favourite of her adult works but it is delightfully uirky and a real must for Jansson fans I feel a little guilty giving one starit wasn t terrible but it A River of Royal Blood (A River of Royal Blood, just wasn t good enough to warrant my reading time when I have stacks of books that also interest me It s a short novel but 14 of the way in and I felt relieved putting it down I was excited when I picked this up at the library discard table as I absolutely loved her Summer Book The writing was solid in this one and perhaps I should have given it a little time but I kept thinking I should re read Muriel Spark s Memento Mori instead Like Cannery Row but with old white people This was not my favorite book of Tove Jansson however I still enjoyed reading itIt was full of sunshine and I could feel ocean breeze while reading something that only Tove could do with her bookThe end of the book surprised me it wasust the way the book started like nothing really happened we don t go to any conclusions Transnasal Endoscopic Skull Base and Brain Surgery just stay in this Sun City living along and waiting for another trip ball or death of a neighbor A sombre tale of growing old told from the point of view of the residents in one of the many senior boarding houses in Florida Tove Jansson published this book when she herself turned 60 so you can see it as her own reflections of aging and slowly fading away in a place removed from the real world s hustle and bustle Because that s exactly what you get the feeling of when reading about this little Florida town a waiting room for the soon to be dead The old people all have great inner conflicts and we get to hear all of it the most striking feeling you get is how fragile their sense of themselves are You want to imagine yourself being sure of who you are when you ve lived with yourself for eighty years but in this novel that is not a certainty at all The characters are all interesting with distinct personalities The arguments they have with each other can turn from hilarious to tragic in a heartbeat and you get easily invested in everyone s small personalourney I would ve liked the story to focus on a couple of characters I found to be the interesting ones After a while you get a little disappointed every time the story turns focus on one of the less captivating characters Sun City is a tragically comic tale of aging told from #the point of view of a great aging #point of view of a great aging A horror story about retirement and a reminder that a warm and sunny place can still feel cold I d like to help him but everything s become so difficult to explain the things I say are neither accepted or dismissed they re ust something an old person saidWhen Tove Jansson visited the US in the early 70s she saw a Florida retirement community and was astonished by it an entire holiday resort where old people come to conserve whatever life they have left
in a place where sunshine was guaranteed and the outside world wouldn t intrude The Saint Petersburg she sets Suna place where sunshine was guaranteed and the outside world wouldn t intrude The Saint Petersburg she sets Sun in isn t the real Saint Petersburg FL any than Moominvalley is the real countryside outside Helsinki it feels like a dream like life suspended while waiting for the inevitable The old women and men in the retirement home carefully weighing their words to try and forge some sort of connection to the othe. Solstabandet on Spotify Solstabandet Category Artist Albums Lnga Vgar Det Bsta Av Ravinen Top Tracks Det Var Dans Bort I Vgen Karlstad Om Igen Kften Gr Men I Solstaden Roman Swedish Edition Tove Solstaden Roman Swedish Edition Tove Jansson on com FREE shipping on ualifying offers hardback The Moomin Trove Solstaden Summary of book Solstaden ISBN Title Solstaden Original English Title Sun City First Published Tove Jansson Solstaden uppl | CHagelstam TOVE JANSSON Solstaden Fsta upplagan Omslag av Tove Jansson Utgivare Schildts Tryckort Helsingfors Inbuden med omslag Bra skick View of Solstaden Stocksberg Stocksund Bridge Learn about our uniue photographs by watching the video here below This photograph originates from a press photo archive PERSONAL GIFT Who is your father’s sports idol? or your mothers rockstar? Solstaden Tove Jansson nidottu Romanen Solstaden presenteras hr i en ny utgva som del av en strre terutgivning av Romanen Solstaden presenteras hr i en ny utgva som del av en strre terutgivning av Janssons prosaverk TOVE JANSSON r en av talets mest lskade frfattare och illustratrer Hon slog igenom med sina illustrerade sagor om Mumintrollen som gjort henne bermd vrlden ver Building business Solstaden Vintage This photograph originates from a press photo archive PERSONAL GIFT Who is your father’s sports idol? or your mothers rockstar? In what town did grandpa grow up? There is only one copy of each so each image is totally uniue Solstaden Tove Jansson E kirja Elisa Kirja Solstaden r en av Tove Janssons mindre knda vuxenromaner P gsthuset Butler Arms i den fullkomligt tysta staden St Pet. .
Rs or avoid it in some cases without #breaking the illusion that everything is perfect are contrasted by Bounty Joe one of the few young people #the illusion that everything is perfect are contrasted by Bounty Joe one of the few young people who missed out on the hippie era and now only hopes for confirmation that Jesus is returning so he won t have to grow upJansson s prose is beautiful as always and the way she sketches characters by what they don t say or remember than what they do as if they ve spent their lives walking on eggshells and can t bear to break them now Two characters are strongly hinted to be gay as Jansson was and had to keep an open secret for years At the same time while I don t really mind that the plot feels sort of non existent there s something about the setting that ust feels #off I don t know if it s ust that Jansson s experience #I don t know if it s ust that Jansson s experience America is only barely substantial than Kafka s was