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    • The Kalevala

    • By: Elias Lönnrot, Keith Bosley (translator)
    • Narrated by: Keith Bosley
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Kalevala provides a compelling insight into the myths and folklore of Finland. Compiled by Elias Lönnrot in the 19th century, this impressive volume follows a tradition of oral storytelling that goes back some 2000 years, and it is often compared to such epic poems as Homer's Odyssey. However, The Kalevala has little in common with the culture of its Nordic neighbors: It is primarily poetic, it is mythical rather than historic, and its heroes solve their problems with magic more often than violence.

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    • Like an ancient storyteller

    • By Pelham on 03-18-13

    Regular price: $23.06

    • Kalevala: The Ancient Epic of Finland

    • By: Elias Lonnrot, John Martin Crawford (translator)
    • Narrated by: Robert Bethune
    • Length: 14 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Kalevala is the signature work of traditional Finnish culture. In story after story, it explores the human and divine world as understood by the traditional runic singers of the north. It sings of how the universe came to be, how the natural world works, how divine and supernatural worlds relate to the world of humankind, how human beings relate to each other, how good and evil and life and death function in the world.

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    • Beer Making, Heroic Wooing, and Magical Singing!

    • By Jefferson on 01-20-13

    Regular price: $25.19

    • Kalevala

    • Finnland Sagen und Legenden
    • By: Elias Lönnrot, Christine Giersberg
    • Narrated by: Reinhard Kuhnert
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Das im Jahre 1835 von Elias Lönnrot aufgezeichnete Nationalepos Kalevala basiert auf mündlichen Überlieferungen der finnischen Mythologie und gehört zu den wichtigsten Werken der finnischen Literatur. Der Text des Kalevalas besteht aus 22.795 Versen in fünfzig Gesängen, auch Runen genannt. Die deutsche Übersetzung ist von Anton Schiefner und stammt aus dem Jahre 1852. Das im Originaltext verwendete Versmaß besteht aus insgesamt acht Silben, dem trochäischen Tetrameter.

    Regular price: $12.49