The Kalevala: An Epic Poem After Oral Tradition by Elias Lönnrot, Translated from the Finnish with an Introduction and Notes by Keith Bosley and a Foreword by Albert B Lord
The Kalevala can be seen in the same light as the Eddas and the Illiad and Odessey as it is an epic collection of Finnish mythology. The translation which I read is part of the Oxford World Classics series and I found it to be very readable and enjoyable.
I did not know much about The Kalevala when I started reading it. Because of this reason I found the introduction and notes very helpful. For me the stories of The Kalevala held a fascination and the wonderful translation by Keith Bosley really brought them to life for me.
The internet also came in very handy when I wanted to hear how the musical instrument called the kantele sounds. I…
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