Aino Kallas

Aino Kallas

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Aino Kallas. Negotiations with Modernity. Edited by Leena Kurvet-Käosaar & Lea Rojola
Finnish Literature Society
Studia Fennica. Litteraria 4
Vantaa 2011, 259 pp.


In the 1920s and 1930s, Aino Kallas became an internationally renowned author and a selection of her work was translated into English. Containing articles focusing on the question of female voice and echoes of feminist ecological thought in her fiction, a contrapuntal reading of her fiction and that of Isak Dinesen, her unknown manuscript “Bathseba”, the implications of existentialist thought for her work, Kallas’ engagement in her cultural criticism and life writings with decadent modernism, issues of race and heredity, subjectivity and borders, travel, ageing, her interpretation of Goethe, and the iconography of Kallas, the collection features the work of today’s leading Aino Kallas scholars in Finland and in Estonia.

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ISBN 978-952-222-260-2
ISSN 1458-5278