Troels Jorn's Book about the Hungry Lion, the Happy Elephant, the Little Mouse and Jens Pissant
The Danish artist Asger Jorn (1914-1973) wrote and drew "Troels Jorns bog om den sultne løve, den glade elefant, den lille mus og Jens Pismyre" for his son Troels Jorn (born 1945) in the winter of 1949/1950. It was a gift from afar for his youngest, as at this time he was no longer living together with his wife, Kirsten Lyngborg, and their three
Troels Jorn’s Book, published for the first time in English, is both a picture book for children and an artist’s book. In order to preserve this special character, the translated text is built out of the original letters of the hand-painted Danish version, with modifications to some letters to enable an English version in the edition at hand. Our intention was to reproduce the content and visual appearance as faithfully as possible, in order to grant young and old readers access to Jorn’s unique “visual thinking,” in which language, writing and images are inseparably connected.