Kalevala: The Epic of the Finnish People (Paperback)

Kalevala: The Epic of the Finnish People By Elias Lonnrot (Compiled by), Elias Lonnrot (Editor), Eino Friberg (Translated by), Jukka Korpela (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Elias Lonnrot (Compiled by), Elias Lonnrot (Editor), Eino Friberg (Translated by), Jukka Korpela (Introduction by)
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About the Author


Elias Lot (1802-1884) was a Finnish physician, philologist, and collector of traditional Finnish oral poetry.

Eino Friberg (1901-995) was a Finnish-born American author, noted for his 1989 translation the Kalevala.

Praise For…


"A masterpiece." ― Spectator (London)

"One of the great mythic poems of Europe." ― New York Times

"The Kalevala is a fabulous narrative spiced with exotic images and much hilarity." -- Jennifer Cooke, Melbourne Sunday Herald

"The Penguin Classic edition shines a light not just on the Finnish epic but also on Friberg’s extraordinary translational vision, which foregrounds the oral dimensions of the poem." -- Medium.com

"The republication of this translation, which has been out of print for decades, will hopefully shine a light not just on the Finnish epic but also on Friberg’s extraordinary translational vision, which foregrounds the oral dimensions of the poem." -- Rebecca Ruth Gold, Poetry Magazine


Product Details
ISBN: 9780241403068
ISBN-10: 0241403065
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: June 1st, 2021
Pages: 640
Language: English