The Kalevala: Or, Poems of the Kaleva District (Paperback)

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By Elias Lonnrot (Compiled by), Francis Peabody Magoun (Translator)
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The national folk epic of Finland is here presented in an English translation that is both scholarly and eminently readable. To avoid the imprecision and metrical monotony of earlier verse translations, Francis Magoun has used prose, printed line for line as in the original so that repetitions, parallelisms, and variations are readily apparent. The lyrical passages and poetic images, the wry humor, the tall-tale extravagance, and the homely realism of the Kalevala come through with extraordinary effectiveness.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780674500105
ISBN-10: 0674500105
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication Date: March 15th, 1985
Pages: 440
Language: English
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