Kalevala: The Finnish National Epic


Subject:
Poetry , Literature by Place , Finnish , Criticism & Interpretation

Description:
Background about this epic poem, "the first edition of ... [which] appeared in 1835, compiled and edited by Elias Lönnrot on the basis of the epic folk poems he had collected in Finland and Karelia." The site provides an overview of the poem and discusses songs behind the Kalevala, Finnish culture at the beginning of the 19th century, and Kalevala in modern Finland. From Virtual Finland, produced by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.

Creator:
Asplund, Anneli

Publisher:
Virtual Finland

Language:
English

Source:
http://virtual.finland.fi/netcomm/news/showarticle.asp?intNWSAID=27015


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