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Kalevala: The Epic of the Finnish People

Kalevala: The Epic of the Finnish People

Current price: $20.00
Publication Date: June 1st, 2021
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
ISBN:
9780241403068
Pages:
640
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About the Author

Elias Lot (1802-1884) was a Finnish physician, philologist, and collector of traditional Finnish oral poetry.

Eino Friberg (1901-995) was a Finnish-born American author, noted for his 1989 translation the Kalevala.

Praise for Kalevala: The Epic of the Finnish People

"A masterpiece." ― Spectator (London)

"One of the great mythic poems of Europe." ― New York Times

"The Kalevala is a fabulous narrative spiced with exotic images and much hilarity." -- Jennifer Cooke, Melbourne Sunday Herald

"The Penguin Classic edition shines a light not just on the Finnish epic but also on Friberg’s extraordinary translational vision, which foregrounds the oral dimensions of the poem." -- Medium.com

"The republication of this translation, which has been out of print for decades, will hopefully shine a light not just on the Finnish epic but also on Friberg’s extraordinary translational vision, which foregrounds the oral dimensions of the poem." -- Rebecca Ruth Gold, Poetry Magazine