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The Kanteletar

The Kanteletar This is the first appearance in English of The Kanteletar the companion volume to the Finnish national epic poem The Kalevala Based on Finnish oral tradition The Kanteletar roughly zither da

  • Title: The Kanteletar
  • Author: Elias Lönnrot Keith Bosley
  • ISBN: 9780192828620
  • Page: 424
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 TheThis 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.

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    1. Elias Lönnrot Keith Bosley

      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.

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    1. I recently finished The Kanteletar, which is a collection of Finnish folk songs and poetry compiled by Elias L nnrot, the same fellow who compiled Finland s epic, The Kalevala The works vary widely in age, as many of the poems have been passed down in folklore for hundreds of years, but Elias compiled them in the 1800s I m a big fan of Finnish poetry and mythology, but I get the feeling not a lot of other folks are these days, outside of Finland getting my hands on a copy of The Kanteletar took [...]


    2. Kanteletar zither daughter The kantele was originally a five string instrument but there are instances of kantele orchestras with instruments having up to 36 strings That is not the case here The kanteletar were the muses for lyric ballad poetry There has never been complete publication of all the Finnish lyric songs, the commonplace ballads that the people sang, an oral tradition that is the most archaic of any in Europe As with the Kalevala, Lonnrot did not begin collecting these songs from th [...]


    3. Kirjalle antoisin heti viisi t hte Siis L nnrotin tekstille T m kirja kuitenkin oli ulkoasun puolesta heikko, l ysin monta virheit kin Sen takia vaan nelj t hte Oli se my s aika vaikea ymm rt , mutta se on ihan vaan minusta kiinni T m on loistava teos ja iloitsin kun l ysin Amorphiksen sanoitukset sielt Oli my s hienoa, kun puhutiin Mielikkist ja muista Suomen jumaloista Tuli my s hyvin esille, ett kristillinen usko oli tullut maahan, mutta vanhat tavat viel kin el v t sen kanssa rinnakkain Suom [...]



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