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The Kalevala (Unabridged)

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The Kalevala (Unabridged)
ISBN: 9781843797135
Download Size: 670 Mb
Running Time (H:M): 13:23:04
Release Date: January 2013
Originally recorded in 2013
Author
Elias Lönnrot
Reader
Keith Bosley
Genre:
Spoken Word
Poetry

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The Kalevala (Unabridged)
Elias Lönnrot
Read by Keith Bosley
The Kalevala provides a compelling insight into the myths and folklore of Finland. Compiled by Elias Lönnrot in the 19th century, this impressive volume follows a tradition of oral storytelling that goes back some 2000 years, and it is often compared to such epic poems as Homer's Odyssey. However, the Kalevala has little in common with the culture of its Nordic neighbours: it is primarily poetic, it is mythical rather than historic, and its heroes solve their problems with magic more often than violence. This version uses the acclaimed translation by Keith Bosley, who is one of the acknowledged experts on the Kalevala. Highly popular and accessible, his is widely regarded to be the authoritative text.




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