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THE WOMAN WHO BORROWED MEMORIES by Tove Jansson reviewed by Jamie Fisher • Cleaver Magazine
THE WOMAN WHO BORROWED MEMORIES by Tove Jansson Trans. Tomas Teal, Silvester Mazzarella NYRB Classics, 283 pages reviewed by Jamie Fisher Early on in a story in the new collection of Tove Jansson’s work, The Woman Who Borrowed Memories, a man named Stein takes over a celebrated newspaper strip. “Tell me something,” an older cartoonist asks him. “Are you one of those people who are prevented from doing Great Art because they draw comic strips?” “Not at all,” Stein assures him. “Good for you,” the man replies. “They’re insufferable. They're neither fish nor fowl and they can't stop talking about it.”