Nodes of Contemporary Finnish Literature

Kirstinä, Leena
Title: Nodes of Contemporary Finnish Literature
Authors: Kirstinä, Leena (Author)
Product number: 9789522223593
Product form: Paperback
Availability: Delivery in 7-14 workdays
Price: 45,00 € (40,91 € vat 0 %)

Publ. product code: 1388637
Publisher: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura
Series: Studia Fennica Litteraria 6
Edition: 1. edition, 2012
Language: English
Pages: 199
Product family: Literature
Studia Fennica Litteraria
Books in English
Finnish library classification: 86.12 Kaunokirjallisuuden aihepiirien historia ja tutkimus
YSO - General Finnish ontology: kirjallisuudentutkimus, suomenkielinen kirjallisuus, suomenruotsalainen kirjallisuus, kirjallisuudenhistoria, postmodernismi, kirjallisuus, kaunokirjallisuus, allegoriat, autofiktio, muistelmat, romaanit, perheet, historialliset romaanit, lyriikka, lastenkirjallisuus, nuortenkirjallisuus
Key words: Finnish litarature, Finnish-Swedish literature, history of literature, postmodernism
This book examines phenomena from Finnish and Finnish-Swedish literature written in the years between the 1980s and the first decade of the new millennium. Its objective is to study this interesting era of literary history in Finland and to sketch some possible directions for future development by identifying literary turning points which have already occurred.

The nine articles found in the anthology are written by some of the most prominent literary scholars in Finland. These distinguished authors examine such varied topics as postmodern allegories, feminism, historiography, autobiographic writing, modern subjects in postmodern conditions, metalyrical poetry, realistic involvement in the novel, successful children's literature, and the intertextuality of Sofi Oksanen's famous novel Purge.