Kalevala: The Land of the Heroes, Volume I

Kalevala: The Land of the Heroes, Volume I

Elias Lönnrot William Forsell Kirby / Oct 01, 2020

Kalevala The Land of the Heroes Volume I This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers You may find it for free on the web Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery

  • Title: Kalevala: The Land of the Heroes, Volume I
  • Author: Elias Lönnrot William Forsell Kirby
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  • Page: 343
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  • This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers You may find it for free on the web Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

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      • Elias Lönnrot William Forsell Kirby

        Elias L nnrot was a Finnish philologist and collector of traditional Finnish oral poetry He is best known for composing the Kalevala, the Finnish national epic compiled from national folklore.L nnrot was born in Sammatti, in the province of Uusimaa in Finland He studied medicine at the Academy of Turku To his misfortune the year he joined was the year of the Great Fire of Turku, burning down half the town and the University L nnrot and many of the rest of the University moved to Helsinki, where he graduated in 1832.He got a job as district doctor of Kajaani in Northern Finland during a time of famine in the district The famine had prompted the previous doctor to resign, making it possible for a very young doctor to get such a position Several consecutive years of crop failure resulted in enormous losses of population and livestock L nnrot wrote letters to the State departments, asking for food, not medicines He was the sole doctor for the 4,000 or so people of his district, at a time where doctors were rare and very expensive, and where people did not buy medicines from equally rare and expensive pharmacies, but rather trusted to their village healers and locally available remedies.His true passion lay in his native Finnish language He began writing about the early Finnish language in 1827 and began collecting folk tales from the rural people about that time.L nnrot went on extended leaves of absence from his doctor s office he toured the countryside of Finland, Sapmi Lapland , and nearby portions of Russian Karelia to support his collecting efforts This led to a series of books Kantele, 1829 1831 the kantele is a Finnish traditional instrument Kalevala, 1835 1836 possibly Land of Heroes better known as the old Kalevala Kanteletar, 1840 the Kantele Maiden Sananlaskuja, 1842 Proverbs an expanded second edition of Kalevala, 1849 the new Kalevala and Finsk Svenskt lexikon, 1866 1880 Finnish Swedish Dictionary.L nnrot was recognised for his part in preserving Finland s oral traditions by appointment to the Chair of Finnish Literature at the University of Helsinki He died on March 19, 1884 in Sammatti, in the province of Uusimaa.


    979 Comments

    1. Totalmente ignorante di epica finnica, ho accostato questo libro spinto dalle canzoni degli Amorphis, che hanno dedicato a queste storie ben tre cd.Dopo aver letto la prima metà del Kalevala, posso dire di apprezzare molto di più l’epica più nostra.Iliade, Odissea, Eneide. Ma anche il Beowulf, il ciclo arturiano, l’Orlando.Mi lascia perplesso la magia di questi runi, una magia che vede i potenti e saggi bardi cantare, e il loro canto si avvera.Ma devono conoscere bene un elemento per util [...]


    2. Truely beautiful, epic, masterful. I'm sure it's even better in Finnish, but even in English, it's a work of art. The meter and rhyme scheme are so lyrical that you will find yourself wanting to read the verses aloud, just to hear them spoken, and they paint such a vivid picture that I easily became lost in the world of song and legend and magic and glorious battle. It's unlike any other mythology I've encountered. You'd do yourself a service to readi it if you get the chance.


    3. It is interesting to read these Finnish myths as they are so distinct to those of the rest of the Nordic countries that largely overlap. The Finns seem to have developed a very different culture and these tales of Vainamoinen show this differences.


    4. Brilliant, stirring - onto Volume 2 - not sure I got all the Runos about dealing with your new wife and husband may need to re-read that. Still musing on the sampo!!!



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