The Kanteletar

The Kanteletar : Lyrics and Ballads After Oral Tradition

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This is the first appearance in the English-speaking world of the companion volume to the great Finnish epic The Kalevala (also available in the World's Classics). The Kanteletar , roughly `zither-daughter', is a selection from a treasury of nearly seven hundred lyrics and ballads, based on oral tradition, and celebrates the everyday life of a rural society as work and play - hunting, dancing, marrying, caring for children, and much else. This book is intended for students of comparative literature, students of Finnish and Finno-Ugrian languages, and cultural anthropologists.show more

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  • Paperback | 223 pages
  • 114.3 x 185.42 x 17.78mm | 90.72g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0192828622
  • 9780192828620

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