The Old Kalevala and Certain Antecedents

The Old Kalevala and Certain Antecedents None

  • Title: The Old Kalevala and Certain Antecedents
  • Author: Elias Lönnrot Francis Peabody Magoun Jr.
  • ISBN: 9780674632356
  • Page: 184
  • Format: Hardcover
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    The Old Kalevala and Certain Antecedents

    About "Elias Lönnrot Francis Peabody Magoun Jr."

    1. Elias Lönnrot Francis Peabody Magoun Jr.

      Elias L nnrot was a Finnish philologist and collector of traditional Finnish oral poetry He is best known for composing the Kalevala, the Finnish national epic compiled from national folklore.L nnrot was born in Sammatti, in the province of Uusimaa in Finland He studied medicine at the Academy of Turku To his misfortune the year he joined was the year of the Great Fire of Turku, burning down half the town and the University L nnrot and many of the rest of the University moved to Helsinki, where he graduated in 1832.He got a job as district doctor of Kajaani in Northern Finland during a time of famine in the district The famine had prompted the previous doctor to resign, making it possible for a very young doctor to get such a position Several consecutive years of crop failure resulted in enormous losses of population and livestock L nnrot wrote letters to the State departments, asking for food, not medicines He was the sole doctor for the 4,000 or so people of his district, at a time where doctors were rare and very expensive, and where people did not buy medicines from equally rare and expensive pharmacies, but rather trusted to their village healers and locally available remedies.His true passion lay in his native Finnish language He began writing about the early Finnish language in 1827 and began collecting folk tales from the rural people about that time.L nnrot went on extended leaves of absence from his doctor s office he toured the countryside of Finland, Sapmi Lapland , and nearby portions of Russian Karelia to support his collecting efforts This led to a series of books Kantele, 1829 1831 the kantele is a Finnish traditional instrument Kalevala, 1835 1836 possibly Land of Heroes better known as the old Kalevala Kanteletar, 1840 the Kantele Maiden Sananlaskuja, 1842 Proverbs an expanded second edition of Kalevala, 1849 the new Kalevala and Finsk Svenskt lexikon, 1866 1880 Finnish Swedish Dictionary.L nnrot was recognised for his part in preserving Finland s oral traditions by appointment to the Chair of Finnish Literature at the University of Helsinki He died on March 19, 1884 in Sammatti, in the province of Uusimaa.


    1. This collection of early versions of the Finnish Kalevala is essential reading for anyone who wishes to explore how Lonnrot worked with the materials that he collected on his field trips and expanded into the New Kalevala by adding linking and expansion sections The versions collected here are also useful for those who are interested in exploring the oral formulaic theories of epic composition.The works collected in this volume include the Proto Kalevala, Old Kalevala, Elias Lonnrot s dissertati [...]

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