A Conversation for Astrid Lindgren - Author

Pippi Longstocking

Post 1


I have a theory that the Pippi Longstocking books are about the childhood of a saint. Think about it. Her charity is superhuman, as is her strength. Both are characteristic of saints. She is acknowledged by all the world to stand head and shoulders above everybody else, and people turn to her unthinkingly when there's a problem that can't be solved by a normal human. She's a sort of St. Therese outside the walls. Then there's that mention of a carpenter she once knew . . .

Pippi Longstocking

Post 2

Titania (gone for lunch)

Don't do that - I grew up with her books and the Pippi Longstocking TV series (the original one from 1969)!smiley - yikes

Hmmmm... never thought about Pippi in that way, need to mull it over...

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