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A Trail for Singers free pdf A Trail for Singers presents a selection of the ancient epic poetry of the Baltic-Finnish region, from Estonia in the south to Finnish and Russian Karelia in the north. Springing from the same background as the more famous Kalevala, the Finnish 'national epic', the 148 poems in this book bring alive the vanished world of the hunters and fishermen of Karelia and the serfs of Ingria, bound to the land. From ancient myths about the origin of the universe to an eighteenth-century elegy sung to army recruits as they left home, the poems take the readers back to an age when shamanism was still prevalent and show how Christianity replaced the old beliefs. At the same time they are a testimony to the power of the human imagination and to man's need for art.

About Matti Kuusi

Matti Kuusi was professor of Finnish and comparative folk poetry studies in the University of Helsinki from 1959 to 1977. Keith Bosley born in 1937 is an English poet and translator. His other translations from Finnish include the Kalevala, a selection from the Kanteletar (both Oxford University Press) and The Great Bear, an anthology of Finno-Ugrian oral poetry (Finnish Literature Society). He is also the translator of A Trail for Singers (Finnish Literature Society).

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Author : Matti Kuusi
Publisher : Suomalaisen kirjallisuuden seura
Data Published : 01 January 2000
ISBN : 9517178654
EAN : 9789517178655
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 310 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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