Wielowymiarowość postaci Tatusia Muminka w książkach Tove Jansson. Perspektywa biograficzna

Hanna Dymel-Trzebiatowska


The article discusses the character of Moominpappa, who is argued to be the main character in the Moomin books by Tove Jansson. Though he hardly appears in the first volume The Moomins and the Great Flood, he becomes increasingly elaborate and sophisticated in the subsequent books, named after him: The Exploits of Moominpappa and Moominpappa at Sea. He is a round character, convincing and multilayered – he is a dreamer, a writer, a scholar, a narcissus and a fearless father. This complex characterization was inspired by the figure of Tove Jansson’s father, the sculptor Viktor Jansson, which is pointed out in this paper by juxtaposing selected episodes from the Moomin books with both Tove Jansson’s autobiography Sculptor’s Daughter and the acclaimed biography Tove Jansson: Life, Art, Words by Boel Westin.
Author Hanna Dymel-Trzebiatowska (FL / ISS)
Hanna Dymel-Trzebiatowska,,
- Institute of Scandinavian Studies
Other language title versionsRoundness in the Moominpappa character in the books by Tove Jansson. A biographical perspective
Publication size in sheets0.8
Book Sibińska Maria, Dymel-Trzebiatowska Hanna (eds.): Dialogi o kulturze kultury dialogu: jubileusz profesora Hieronima Chojnackiego, Studia Północnoeuropejskie, no. 5, 2018, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Gdańskiego, ISBN 978-83-7865-720-0, 308 p.
Keywords in PolishTatuś Muminka, postać wielowymiarowa, perspektywa biograficzna, Viktor Jansson
Keywords in EnglishMoominpappa, round character, biographical perspective, Viktor Jansson
Languagepl polski
Score (nominal)20
ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, 30-09-2019, MonographChapterAuthor
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