Kalevala Guide

Kalevala Guide

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Järvinen, Irma-Riitta
Kalevala Guide. English-language editing by Leila Virtanen
Finnish Literature Society
Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seuran Toimituksia 1276
Tampere 2010, 127 pp.


Kalevala Guide will provide you with the basics of the Kalevala, in a nutshell – what you need to know about the most widely translated work of Finnish literature. The Kalevala (1835, 1849), by Elias Lönnrot, is probably the best known work of Finnish literature. How is it possible that this book continues to fuel the creative imagination? What is it about the Kalevala that keeps on attracting and inspiring new generations of readers and artists?

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ISBN 978-952-222-193-3
ISSN 0355-1768