I will sing of what I know — 50 poems from the Kanteletar

Bosley, Keith; Timonen, Senni
Title: I will sing of what I know — 50 poems from the Kanteletar
Authors: Bosley, Keith (Author)
Timonen, Senni (Author)
Product number: 9517175868
Product form: Paperback
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Price: 14,00 € (12,73 € vat 0 %)

Publisher: SKS Kirjat
Series: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seuran toimituksia 515
Edition: 1990
Language: English
Pages: 85
Product family: Folklore and Folkloristics
Books in English
Finnish library classification: 81 KANSANRUNOUS
I will sing of what I know is a selection of lyrics and ballads composed and sung by generations of men and women living ordinary lives. These fifty poems are from a treasure of some seven hundred edited and aranged by great Finnish scholar-physician Elias Lönnrot, whose best-known work is the Kalevala. Like its epic companion, the Kanteletar draws on the rich oral tradition of Finnish people. But where the Kalevala derives from heroic poetry originally sung by men, the main source of the Kanteletar is femine lyrical song. It reflects the more everyday world of family life, love, work and play.