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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

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Includes bibliographical references.

Statementby Elias Lönnrot ; translated from the Finnish with an introduction and notes by Keith Bosley ; and a foreword by Albert B. Lord.
SeriesThe World"s classics
ContributionsLönnrot, Elias, 1802-1884., Bosley, Keith.
LC ClassificationsPH324.E5 B63 1989
The Physical Object
Paginationlvi, 679 p. :
Number of Pages679
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1785089M
ISBN 100192817000
LC Control Number89179615

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Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store. The Kalevala: Epic of the Finnish People (English and Finnish Edition). “The Kalevala” is a Finnish national epic. It begins with the Earth’s creation and concludes with the disempowerment of the main God (Shaman Väinämöinen) who appears throughout the book and is portrayed in almost all the songs. Kalevala, Finnish national epic compiled from old Finnish ballads, lyrical songs, and incantations that were a part of Finnish oral tradition. The Kalevala was compiled by Elias Lönnrot, who published the folk material in two editions (32 cantos, ; enlarged into 50 cantos, ). Kalevala, the. Such a book can only be an introduction. The only reading that will do "justice" is the reading with notes and references that help us understand the music of the original. Besides that, Kalevala contains the original Rap Battle, just for that I think it's a worthy listen. 1 person found this helpful.

Kalevala reference is made to the "cleansing and healing virtues of the vapors of the heated bathroom." The skull of the Finn belongs to the brachycephalic (short-headed) class of Retzius. Indeed the Finn-organization has generally been regarded as Mongol, though Mongol of a modified type. His color is swarthy, and his eyes are gray. "The Quest for Kalevala" is a Uncle Scrooge comic book story written and drawn by Don story was first published in the Danish Anders And & Co. #; the first American publication was in Uncle Scrooge #, in October The Quest for Kalevala is based on the Finnish national epic Kalevala, assembled and partly written by Elias Lönnrot in the 19th Scrooge McDuck. Jan 01,  · The Kalevala is so exciting. What I liked about this translation was that even though it was in prose (to make it easier to understand) there were inclusions of selections of poetry translations. I loved the artwork. It was a very well put together book. It's one of those books I wouldn't mind owning/5. Jan 22,  · The Kalevala is a book and epic poem which Elias Lönnrot compiled from Finnish and Karelian folklore in the 19th century. It is held to be the national epic of Finland and is traditionally thought of as one of the most significant works of Finnish literature. "Kalevala" is the name of the homeland of the heroes in the book Kalevala.

Internationally, the Kalevala is recognized as a masterpiece of world literature. Tolkien went to Finland to study Kalevala and much of his work is based on what he learned. The descriptions of magic in the Kalevala have survived from an ancient time when shamanism was an important part of Finnish tribal life. Review: The Kalevala: Epic of the Finnish People User Review - Rena - Goodreads. As a Finn, this epic speaks to my heart. I haven't finished the book--shameful--but the poetry and story are amazing. The Kalevala was the oral tradition of the Finns and this translation preserves that feeling. Read full review/5(3). Apr 01,  · 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 /5(K). Kalevala Summary. The Kalevala is Finland's national epic, drawn from a rich oral tradition with roots stretching back more than two compiler was Elias Lonnrot, a physician and folklorist who travelled throughout the Finnish-Russian borderlands recording the lyrics, ballads, charms, and epics sung by the rural people.