Category Archives: Kalevala Series

Kalevala (4): Musical Influence and Jean Sibelius

The Kalevala was recognized as a work of enormous cultural importance in Finland when it was first published, but its influence spread far beyond the pages of the book itself, and not only in literary spheres.  Many lovers of music … Continue reading

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Kalevala (3): Lönnrot & Longfellow?

As the third episode in my series about the Elias Lönnrot’s Kalevala, I want to speak just a little about the influence its publication has had on literature beyond the borders of its native land. You may know, or may … Continue reading

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Kalevala (2): Name Translations in Runos 1 & 2

How does an author decide how to represent a name from another land, language and culture, when writing a translated work? This issue is interesting enough, I think, to examine in some detail, with the side-by-side comparison of three different translations. Continue reading

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The Kalevala (1)

My deepest apologies for not having contributed to this blog in over a year.  For any of you who are still paying attention to what goes on here, I applaud your tenacity.  As a note, this post is intended to … Continue reading

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