The Kalevala


Author: Elias Lönnrot
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191637726
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 736
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The Kalevala is the great Finnish epic, which like the Iliad and the Odyssey, grew out of a rich oral tradition with prehistoric roots. During the first millenium of our era, speakers of Uralic languages (those outside the Indo-European group) who had settled in the Baltic region of Karelia, that straddles the border of eastern Finland and north-west Russia, developed an oral poetry that was to last into the nineteenth century. This poetry provided the basis of the Kalevala. It was assembled in the 1840s by the Finnish scholar Elias Lönnrot, who took `dictation' from the performance of a folk singer, in much the same way as our great collections from the past, from Homeric poems to medieval songs and epics, have probably been set down. Published in 1849, it played a central role in the march towards Finnish independence and inspired some of Sibelius's greatest works. This new and exciting translation by poet Keith Bosley, prize-winning translator of the anthology Finnish Folk Poetry: Epic, is the first truly to combine liveliness with accuracy in a way which reflects the richness of the original. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Under the Sun and Over the Moon


Author: Loretta Suliin Busch
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1483644006
Category: Poetry
Page: 96
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Book synopsis Under the Sun and Over the Moon...and through the stars of hope... is an absorbing retelling of the once sung runos in the Kalevala, which means "land of the descendants of Kaleva." In a time as ancient as it seems, Loretta Suliin Busch, interweaves these myths with imagination and attention to detail. Each myth, although unsettling, becomes vibrantly alive as the portrayed characters, in their surroundings, endure the unendurable. Among these myths you will find tales that will arouse your emotions in the complex mixture of adventures. There are trees and birds which talk, a Sampo with godlike powers, bees that seek healing honey, a homeless, pregnant bird, a resurrected man, a double suicide, six gold eggs and one iron. There are heroes with supernatural powers and women who are isolated in their hopes, dreams, joy, and tragedies as they try to understand their own lives.

Oxford World's Classics


Author: Choderlos de Laclos
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 0192838679
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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The complex moral ambiguities of seduction and revenge make Les Liaisons dangereuses (1782) one of the most scandalous and controversial novels in European literature. The subject of major film and stage adaptations, the novel's prime movers, the Vicomte de Valmont and the Marquise de Merteuil, form an unholy alliance and turn seduction into a game - a game which they must win. This new translation gives Laclos a modern voice, and readers will be able a judge whether the novel is as `diabolical' and `infamous' as its critics have claimed, or whether it has much to tell us about the kind of world we ourselves live in. David Coward's introduction explodes myths about Laclos's own life and puts the book in its literary and cultural context. - ;The complex moral ambiguities of seduction and revenge make Les Liaisons dangereuses (1782) one of the most scandalous and controversial novels in European literature. The subject of major film and stage adaptations, the novel's prime movers, the Vicomte de Valmont and the Marquise de Merteuil, form an unholy alliance and turn seduction into a game - a game which they must win. This new translation gives Laclos a modern voice, and readers will be able a judge whether the novel is as `diabolical' and `infamous' as its critics have claimed, or whether it has much to tell us about the kind of world we ourselves live in. David Coward's introduction explodes myths about Laclos's own life and puts the book in its literary and cultural context. - ;The Oxford World's Classic edition offers students an excellent introduction to this classic text and also important notes and chronologies. - Dr. Paraic Finnerty, University of Portsmouth.

Das Nibelungenlied


Author: Karl Bartsch
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 299
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Das Jahr des Hasen

Roman
Author: Arto Paasilinna
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3732531546
Category: Fiction
Page: 237
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Liebevoll-skurriler Roadtrip durch die finnische Wildnis Seine Arbeit ödet ihn an, seine Ehe ist schon seit Jahren eine Qual - der Journalist Vatanen schleppt sich von einem Tag zum nächsten. Bis ihm auf der Heimfahrt von einem seiner üblichen langweiligen Pressetermine ein junger Hase vors Auto hoppelt ... und Vatanens ehemals so hübsch geordnetes Leben zum Abenteuer wird, das ihn quer durch Finnland führt. Ein wunderbar erzählter Roman, todernst und urkomisch zugleich - von Arto Paasilinna, dem vielfach ausgezeichneten Meister des skurrilen Humors

Anna Karenina


Author: Leo Tolstoy
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191662240
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 816
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Love... it means too much to me, far more than you can understand. At its simplest, Anna Karenina is a love story. It is a portrait of a beautiful and intelligent woman whose passionate love for a handsome officer sweeps aside all other ties - to her marriage and to the network of relationships and moral values that bind the society around her. The love affair of Anna and Vronsky is played out alongside the developing romance of Kitty and Levin, and in the character of Levin, closely based on Tolstoy himself, the search for happiness takes on a deeper philosophical significance. One of the greatest novels ever written, Anna Karenina combines penetrating psychological insight with an encyclopedic depiction of Russian life in the 1870s. The novel takes us from high society St Petersburg to the threshing fields on Levin's estate, with unforgettable scenes at a Moscow ballroom, the skating rink, a race course, a railway station. It creates an intricate labyrinth of connections that is profoundly satisfying, and deeply moving. Rosamund Bartlett's translation conveys Tolstoy's precision of meaning and emotional accuracy in an English version that is highly readable and stylistically faithful. Like her acclaimed biography of Tolstoy, it is vivid, nuanced, and compelling.

Kalewala

Ein finnisches Epos
Author: Elias Lönnrot
Publisher: Jung und Jung Verlag
ISBN: 3990271318
Category: Fiction
Page: 488
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Das Meer, die Erde, die Sterne, die Liebe und der Tod: Eine große Verserzählung über die Erschaffung der Welt. Von der Erschaffung der Erde und der Gestirne erzählt dieses Epos, von der Kultivierung des Bodens und dem launischen Meer, vor allem aber von den Begegnungen mit dem schemenhaften Land im Norden, um dessen Tochter die Herren Wäinämöinen, Lemminkäinen und Ilmarinen gleichermaßen werben. Doch auf die Freier warten gefährliche Aufgaben. Kalewala, das Land des Urvaters Kalewa, ist Schauplatz dieses groß angelegten Freskos der mythenumsponnenen Frühzeit Finnlands. Auf zahlreichen Fußreisen hatte Elias Lönnrot - im Geist des spätromantischen 19. Jahrhunderts - Tausende von Versen mündlich überlieferter Lieder gesammelt, Lieder epischen, lyrischen und beschwörenden Inhalts, die er in der Folge zu einem teils heldisch-kriegerischen, teils zauberhaft-magischen Epos verband. Viele namhafte Übersetzer haben sich am »Kalewala« versucht, doch erst Gisbert Jänickes Arbeit ist es, die den höchsten Ansprüchen genügt: Sie ist vollständig, beruht in allen Details auf dem Original, berücksichtigt auch die neuesten Forschungsergebnisse und besticht durch ihre geschmeidig fließende Eleganz.

Adam International Review


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: N.A
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Vols. for 1953-56 include section: Colonnade [a journal of literature and the arts]

The Salamander and Other Gothic Tales


Author: Vladimir Fedorovich Odoevsky
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780810110625
Category: Fiction
Page: 215
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The Salamander and Other Gothic Tales contains eight stories by Vladimir Odoevsky (1804-69). These include The Salamander, The Cosmorama, and The Sylph, Odoevsky's three main metaphysical tales. The collection as a whole represents some of the best of Russian Romantic fiction from the first half of the nineteenth century. This is the first English edition of Odoevsky's work to be published since 1965 and six of the tales are here translated for the first time.

Studia Fennica

Folkloristica
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Folklore
Page: N.A
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The Kanteletar


Author: Elias Lönnrot,Keith Bosley
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 189
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This is the first appearance in English of The Kanteletar (1840-1), the companion volume to the Finnish national epic poem The Kalevala. Based on Finnish oral tradition, The Kanteletar (roughly "zither-daughter", a kind of muse) is a selection from a treasury of nearly seven hundred lyrics and ballads that celebrate the everyday life of a rural society at work and play. The ballads range from a beautiful sequence of legends about the Virgin Mary, through the grim tales of Elina, to a hilarious account of a dragon that refuses to devour its victims.

Ein Puppenheim

Schauspiel in drei Akten
Author: Henrik Ibsen
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9925033268
Category: Poetry
Page: 108
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Nachdruck des Originals von 1914.

Eve Blossom has wheels

German love poetry
Author: Keith Bosley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781870352529
Category: Poetry
Page: 112
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Dynamics of Tradition

Perspectives on Oral Poetry and Folk Belief ; Essays in Honour of Anna-Leena Siikala on Her 60th Birthday 1st January 2003
Author: Lotte Tarkka
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789517464291
Category: Folklore
Page: 390
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This volume shows the reflective nature of the study of folklore. The dynamics of creating histories, nations, ideologies and identities are treated in various cultural arenas and historical contexts, ranging from academic, national and literate cultures to oral traditions. The reader is invited to witness the very creation of ethnographic data in topical studies based on fieldwork. From the ethnographic encounter with folk religion, the focus shifts to mythological traditions and the study of mythology. The section dedicated to epic studies offers a comparative view on epic poetry in various cultural settings. The genre of oral or oral-derived epic studies is a textual arena in which various cultural and historical agents, ideologies and traditions meet in dialogue or in conflict. The volume concludes with four texts inspired by Siikala's studies in the cognitive and affective processes involved in narration and system of belief. Although historically and socially conditioned, the dynamics of tradition is the dynamics of the human mind in all of its faculties.

Agenda


Author: William Cookson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English poetry
Page: N.A
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Kalevala Mythology, Revised Edition


Author: Juha Pentikäinen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 296
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"Pentikäinen’s exceptional interdisciplinary study will richly reward those interested in the dynamics of artistic creation and cultural construction, ethnic emergence and political nationalism, and shamanistic belief systems." —American Anthropologist "... a splendid contribution to the literature on folk epics... " —The Scandinavian-American Bulletin The Kalevala, created during the 1830s and 1840s, is based on authentic folklore collected and compiled by Elias Lonnrot. It was the Kalevala that initiated the process leading to the foundation of Finnish identity during the nineteenth century and was, therefore, one of the crucial factors in the formation of Finland as a new nation in the twentieth century.

Kalevala 1835-1985

the national epic of Finland
Author: Helsingin yliopisto. Kirjasto
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 82
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MultiCultural Review


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Books
Page: N.A
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Finland


Author: John Ernest Oliver Screen
Publisher: Oxford, England : Clio Press
ISBN: 9781851092659
Category: Reference
Page: 246
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This fully revised volume updates the first edition published in 1981 and appears at a crucial time as the Finns face the challenges of an increasingly competitive world and an internationalized Europe.