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The Resource A world gone mad : the diaries of Astrid Lindgren, 1939-45, Astrid Lindgren ; translated from the Swedish by Sarah Death ; with a foreword by Karin Nyman

A world gone mad : the diaries of Astrid Lindgren, 1939-45, Astrid Lindgren ; translated from the Swedish by Sarah Death ; with a foreword by Karin Nyman

Label
A world gone mad : the diaries of Astrid Lindgren, 1939-45
Title
A world gone mad
Title remainder
the diaries of Astrid Lindgren, 1939-45
Statement of responsibility
Astrid Lindgren ; translated from the Swedish by Sarah Death ; with a foreword by Karin Nyman
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • swe
  • eng
Summary
'God help our poor planet in the grip of this madness!' As one of the world's most famous children's writers, Astrid Lindgren championed the qualities of courage, hope, love and resistance; and her preoccupation with these qualities was already in evidence in the diaries she kept during the Second World War, long before she achieved her fame. Her diary, published now for the first time in English, provides a fascinating insight into a Europe poisoned by fascism, racism and violence, from the point of view of not only an employee of the Swedish Mail Censorship Office, but also of a wife, mother and budding writer living in a formally neutral country. In them, she asks questions which are as keenly and distressingly important today as they were in 1939-45: What is Good, what is Evil? What do we do, when jingoism and racism determine the thoughts and actions of humans? How can we, as individuals, take a stand against such malevolent forces? Alongside the day's political events, Lindgren's intelligent and perceptive diaries include charming and moving descriptions of her domestic life, as well as of her first writing attempts: it was during this terrible period that she composed Pippi Longstocking, one of the most famous, enduring and widely translated children's books of the twentieth century
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GXXi0nuxy-I
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NLE
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1907-2002
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Lindgren, Astrid
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Swedish
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Death, Sarah
  • Nyman, Karin
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  • Lindgren, Astrid
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
A world gone mad : the diaries of Astrid Lindgren, 1939-45, Astrid Lindgren ; translated from the Swedish by Sarah Death ; with a foreword by Karin Nyman
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059230749
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
235 pages
Isbn
9781782272311
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)962062749
Label
A world gone mad : the diaries of Astrid Lindgren, 1939-45, Astrid Lindgren ; translated from the Swedish by Sarah Death ; with a foreword by Karin Nyman
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000059230749
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
235 pages
Isbn
9781782272311
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)962062749

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