The Kalevala: The Finnish National Epic

The Kalevala: The Finnish National Epic

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THE KALEVALA is the epic national poem of Finland, telling the creation story of the world according to Finnish folk belief. A masterful epic, the poem is considered one of the greatest epics of the western tradition. THE KALEVALA also proved instrumental in shaping the Finnish language and national identity after it was first published in the mid-19th century. The… See more details below

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THE KALEVALA is the epic national poem of Finland, telling the creation story of the world according to Finnish folk belief. A masterful epic, the poem is considered one of the greatest epics of the western tradition. THE KALEVALA also proved instrumental in shaping the Finnish language and national identity after it was first published in the mid-19th century. The creation myths of THE KALEVALA influenced J.R.R. Tolkien's creation stories presented in his masterpiece THE SILMARILLION, a precusor to THE HOBBIT and THE LORD OF THE RINGS.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014628730
Publisher:
Halcyon Press Ltd.
Publication date:
06/25/2012
Series:
Halcyon Classics , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
591,175
File size:
4 MB

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