A Conversation for Astrid Lindgren - Author
laughingnovelist Started conversation Oct 24, 2008
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 . . .
Titania (gone for lunch) Posted Oct 25, 2008
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