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Kalevala, the (1849) [Novel]
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The Kalevala is the great Finnish epic which, like the Iliad and Odyssey, grew out of a rich oral tradition with prehistoric roots. During the first millennium of our era, speakers of Uralic languages (outside the Indo-European group) who had settled in the Baltic region developed an oral poetry that was to last into the nineteenth century. This poetry provided the basis of the Kalevala, assembled by the Finnish scholar Elias Lonnrot and published in its final form in 1849. It played a central role in the process towards Finnish independence and inspired some of the greatest music of Sibelius.

Original title: ?
Original languages: Finnish


Genre: Mythology
PoetryEpic and Narrative Poetry

Edition #1: The Kalevala

The Kalevala (1989)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Keith Bosley
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Manifested in:

The Kalevala (1999)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford World's Classics
ISBN: 019283570X
Dimensions: 5.1 x 7.6 x 1.9
Pages: 736

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