Jun 04, 2020
Kalevala, the Land of Heroes, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)
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Excerpt from Kalevala, the Land of Heroes, Vol 1N 0 national epic lies so firmly in the heart of its people as the Kalevala Its in uence on modern Finland has been and is to Offer the least remote of possible comparisons an immensely potent force than the tradition of the Edda collections in western Scandinavia or the Nibelungen cycle among the Germanic nations.Excerpt from Kalevala, the Land of Heroes, Vol 1N 0 national epic lies so firmly in the heart of its people as the Kalevala Its in uence on modern Finland has been and is to Offer the least remote of possible comparisons an immensely potent force than the tradition of the Edda collections in western Scandinavia or the Nibelungen cycle among the Germanic nations As the poem holds up its bright mirror to the life of the Finns moving among the first long shadows of medieval civilization it suggests in our minds the proto twilight of Homeric Greece Its historic background is the misty age Of feud and foray between the people of Kaleva and their ancient neighbours Of Pohjola, possibly the Lapps Poetically it recounts the long quest Of that singular and prolific talisman, the Sampo, and ends upon the first note of Christianity, the introduction of which was completed in the fourteenth century Heroic but human, its men and women march boldly through the fifty cantos, raiding, drinking, abducting, outwitting, weeping, but always active and always at Odds with the very perils that confront their countrymen today the forest, with its savage animals, its myriad lakes and rocks and torrents wind, fire, and darkness and the cold Yet, wild as the scene may be, it is far from barbaric The craft of the shipwright, the blacksmith, the goldsmith, or the brewer has plainly reached a High level household manage ment and the laws Of hospitality are well understood fine fabrics are woven, fine jewels esteemed personal cleanliness and the rites of the sauna, or Finnish steam bath, are fully practised music is an important part of life, and songs are Often accompanied on the kantele, a stringed instrument still in use there is constant and highly poetic praise of beauty, whether of bird or tree or maiden Imagination is perhaps the outstanding talent Of the characters, who conspicuously prefer skill or guile or magic to the use of force.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at forgottenbooksThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

  • Title: Kalevala, the Land of Heroes, Vol. 1 (Classic Reprint)
  • Author: William Forsell Kirby
  • ISBN: 9781332147823
  • Page: 234
  • Format: Paperback
  • Kalevala Finnish literature Britannica Kalevala, the dwelling place of the poem s chief characters, is a poetic name for Finland, meaning land of heroes The leader of the sons of Kaleva is the old and wise Vinminen , a powerful seer with supernatural origins, who is a master of the kantele, the Finnish harplike stringed instrument. Kalevala The Land of the Heroes European Thought Kirby Kalevala The Land of the Heroes European Thought Kirby, W F on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Kalevala The Land of the Heroes European Thought Skip to main content Kalevala, The Land Of Heroes by William C Kirby Kalevala is a national treasure to the Finns, a collection of mythology that is the precious for containing both the creation myth as well as cultural insights into the Finnish culture It stands in comparison with other such treasures as the The Poetic Edda , the Greeks Theogony and The Illiad the Odyssey Kalevala, The Land of the Heroes Kirby translation by The Kalevala , or the Land of Heroes, as the word may be freely rendered, is the national epic of Finland, and as that country and its literature are still comparatively little known to English readers, some preliminary explanations are here necessary. Kalevala, the Land of Heroes, Volume Two by Elias Lnnrot Jan , Kalevala, the Land of Heroes, Volume Two book Read reviews from the world s largest community for readers This is an OCR edition without illustration Kalevala, the Land of the Heroes In Two Volumes Volume Kalevala, the Land of the Heroes In Two Volumes Volume Two Everyman s Library, No Paperback April ,

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