Kalevala: The Land of the Heroes, Volume I

Totalmente ignorante di epica finnica ho accostato questo libro spinto dalle canzoni degli Amorphis che hanno dedicato a queste storie ben tre cd Dopo aver letto la prima met del Kalevala posso d

Totalmente ignorante di epica finnica, ho accostato questo libro spinto dalle canzoni degli Amorphis, che hanno dedicato a queste storie ben tre cd.Dopo aver letto la prima metà del Kalevala, posso dire di apprezzare molto di più l’epica più nostra.Iliade, Odissea, Eneide. Ma anche il Beowulf, il ciclo arturiano, l’Orlando.Mi lascia perplesso la magia di questi runi, una magia che vede i potenti e saggi bardi cantare, e il loro canto si avvera.Ma devono conoscere bene un elemento per utilizzarlo o combatterlo, altrimenti saranno totalmente inermi.Non mi ha nemmeno convinto la natura molto episodica dei runi, sopratutto nella prima metà dell’opera.E devo ammettere di avere apprezzato molto più certi eventi narrati nelle canzoni, piuttosto che l’originale trascritto nel libro.Voglio dire, la creazione del Sanpo nel testo non ha l’aura epica che acquisisce nell’omonima canzone, così come il fabbro Ilmarinen viene descritto come un ottimo manovale, mancando totalmente della maestosità degna di colui che ha forgiato il cielo e ha creato il paradiso.Vainamoinen, il primo e il più potente degli eroi, è un vecchio intristito che corre dietro alle ragazzine cercando una moglie e venendo comprensibilmente rifiutato.Lemminkainen per ora si è visto molto poco.La vergine di Phojola è la preda ambita da tutti quanti, con la madre che impone le prove più disparate agli aspiranti sposi, lei che decide di aiutare Ilmarinen a vincerla… e a questo punto scattano un numero assurdo di runi relativi alla preparazione del banchetto, alla scoperta della birra, all’arrivo degli ospiti, ai consigli alla sposa, ai consigli allo sposo, alle paure della sposa… e basta, suvvia!La parte finale del libro è stata di una noia portentosa.Del proseguio mi interessa continuare a seguire Ilmarinen, dato che stando alle canzoni la moglie dovrebbe morire e lui, alla fine, arriverà a crearsene una riproduzione d’oro e d’argento, artificiale. Quasi un primo automa, se si muovesse.Popular Kalevala: The Land of the Heroes, Volume I By Elias Lönnrot William Forsell Kirby am Book This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers You may find it for free on the web Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.. 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.. The best Book Kalevala: The Land of the Heroes, Volume I Totalmente ignorante di epica finnica, ho accostato questo libro spinto dalle canzoni degli Amorphis, che hanno dedicato a queste storie ben tre cd.Dopo aver letto la prima metà del Kalevala, posso dire di apprezzare molto di più l’epica più nostra.Iliade, Odissea, Eneide. Ma anche il Beowulf, il ciclo arturiano, l’Orlando.Mi lascia perplesso la magia di questi runi, una magia che vede i potenti e saggi bardi cantare, e il loro canto si avvera.Ma devono conoscere bene un elemento per utilizzarlo o combatterlo, altrimenti saranno totalmente inermi.Non mi ha nemmeno convinto la natura molto episodica dei runi, sopratutto nella prima metà dell’opera.E devo ammettere di avere apprezzato molto più certi eventi narrati nelle canzoni, piuttosto che l’originale trascritto nel libro.Voglio dire, la creazione del Sanpo nel testo non ha l’aura epica che acquisisce nell’omonima canzone, così come il fabbro Ilmarinen viene descritto come un ottimo manovale, mancando totalmente della maestosità degna di colui che ha forgiato il cielo e ha creato il paradiso.Vainamoinen, il primo e il più potente degli eroi, è un vecchio intristito che corre dietro alle ragazzine cercando una moglie e venendo comprensibilmente rifiutato.Lemminkainen per ora si è visto molto poco.La vergine di Phojola è la preda ambita da tutti quanti, con la madre che impone le prove più disparate agli aspiranti sposi, lei che decide di aiutare Ilmarinen a vincerla… e a questo punto scattano un numero assurdo di runi relativi alla preparazione del banchetto, alla scoperta della birra, all’arrivo degli ospiti, ai consigli alla sposa, ai consigli allo sposo, alle paure della sposa… e basta, suvvia!La parte finale del libro è stata di una noia portentosa.Del proseguio mi interessa continuare a seguire Ilmarinen, dato che stando alle canzoni la moglie dovrebbe morire e lui, alla fine, arriverà a crearsene una riproduzione d’oro e d’argento, artificiale. Quasi un primo automa, se si muovesse.
Kalevala Finnish literature Britannica Kalevala, Finnish national epic compiled from old Finnish ballads, lyrical songs, and incantations that were a part of Finnish oral tradition The Kalevala was compiled by Elias Lnnrot, who published the folk material in two editions cantos, enlarged into cantos, Kalevala, the dwelling place of the poem s chief characters, is a poetic name for Finland, meaning land Kalevala, the Land of Heroes, Vol Classic Reprint Apr , Excerpt from Kalevala, the Land of Heroes, Vol N national epic lies so firmly in the heart of its people as the Kalevala Its in uence on modern Finland has been and is to Offer the least remote of possible comparisons an immensely potent force than the tradition of the Edda collections in western Scandinavia or the Nibelungen cycle among the Kalevala The Land of the Heroes, Volume I by Elias Lnnrot Start your review of Kalevala The Land of the Heroes, Volume I Write a review May , Maaike van Stratum rated it really liked it Shelves pre , poetry, gutenberg, Ik las Kalevala door Elias Lnrott, het Finse nationale epos Kalevala, the Land of Heroes, Volume Two by Elias Lnnrot Jan , Kalevala, the Land of Heroes, Volume Two book Read reviews from the world s largest community for readers This is an OCR edition without illustration Kalevala, The Land of the Heroes Kirby translation by Kalevala, The Land of the Heroes Kirby translation By Elias Lnnrot The Kalevala is a th century work of epic poetry compiled by Elias Lnnrot from Karelian and Finnish oral folklore and mythology It is regarded as the national epic of Karelia and Finland and is one of the most significant works of Finnish literature. Kalevala, The Occult World Kalevala, The the land of heroes Finnish epic poem compiled by Elias Lnnrot from oral traditions in Karelia, now part of Russia The first edition contained , lines, the second, , The word Kalevala is derived from Kaleva, a mythical hero.

  1. 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. Totalmente ignorante di epica finnica, ho accostato questo libro spinto dalle canzoni degli Amorphis, che hanno dedicato a queste storie ben tre cd.Dopo aver letto la prima met del Kalevala, posso dire di apprezzare molto di pi l epica pi nostra.Iliade, Odissea, Eneide Ma anche il Beowulf, il ciclo arturiano, l Orlando.Mi lascia perplesso la magia di questi runi, una magia che vede i potenti e saggi bardi cantare, e il loro canto si avvera.Ma devono conoscere bene un elemento per utilizzarlo o c [...]


  2. Truely beautiful, epic, masterful I m sure it s even better in Finnish, but even in English, it s a work of art The meter and rhyme scheme are so lyrical that you will find yourself wanting to read the verses aloud, just to hear them spoken, and they paint such a vivid picture that I easily became lost in the world of song and legend and magic and glorious battle It s unlike any other mythology I ve encountered You d do yourself a service to readi it if you get the chance.


  3. It is interesting to read these Finnish myths as they are so distinct to those of the rest of the Nordic countries that largely overlap The Finns seem to have developed a very different culture and these tales of Vainamoinen show this differences.


  4. Brilliant, stirring onto Volume 2 not sure I got all the Runos about dealing with your new wife and husband may need to re read that Still musing on the sampo



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