The Kanteletar: Lyrics and Ballads After the Oral Tradition by Elias Lönnrot (Paperback)

The Kanteletar: Lyrics and Ballads After the Oral Tradition by Elias Lönnrot By Elias Lönnrot, Keith Bosley Cover Image
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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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780192828620
ISBN-10: 0192828622
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: April 2nd, 1992
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)