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The Kanteletar|Elias Lönnrot
The Kanteletar : Lyrics and Ballads After the Oral Tradition by Elias Lönnrot
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Overview

This is the first appearance in English of The Kanteletar (1840-1), the companion volume to the Finnish national epic poem The Kalevala. Based on Finnish oral tradition, The Kanteletar (roughly "zither-daughter", a kind of muse) is a selection from a treasury of nearly seven hundred lyrics and ballads that celebrate the everyday life of a rural society at work and play. The ballads range from a beautiful sequence of legends about the Virgin Mary, through the grim tales of Elina, to a hilarious account of a dragon that refuses to devour its victims.

Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780192828620
  • ISBN-10: 0192828622
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publish Date: April 1992
  • Dimensions: 7.38 x 4.67 x 0.44 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.27 pounds
  • Page Count: 224

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