Asger Jorn
Troels Jorn’s Book About the Hungry Lion, the Happy Elephant, the Little Mouse, and Jens Pissant

Asger Jorn
Troels Jorn’s Book About the Hungry Lion, the Happy Elephant,
the Little Mouse, and Jens Pissant





Troels Jorn’s Book, published for the first time in English, is both a picture book for children and an artist’s book.

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 children.

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.
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Asger Jorn
Troels Jorn’s Book About the Hungry Lion,
the Happy Elephant, the Little Mouse,
and Jens Pissant


Edited by Axel Heil, with an epilogue by Troels Jorn, published by Ernest Rathenau Verlag, Karlsruhe 2017

64 pages, text English, hardcover with dust-jacket, 258 × 190 mm

ISBN 978-3-946476-04-7
€ 29,80 (plus shipping costs)

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We offer Asger Jorn’s book also with a supplement (16 pages inserted in the book, color illustrations, text English):
The text of Klaus Müller-Wille, Professor for Nordic Philology at the University of Zurich, offers insights in the history of artist’s books for children. Troels Jorn shares his vivid memories of his father, Asger Jorn, with Axel Heil in the interview.

ISBN 978-3-946476-05-4
€ 34,80 (plus shipping costs)




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