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Kalevala

Posted 3 Days Ago at 05:45 PM by Aleksis Kivi
The Kalevala

-Book and national epic poem which the Finn Elias L÷nnrot compiled

-Derived from Finnish and Karelian folklore in the nineteenth century

-One of the most significant works of Finnish literature.

-Credited with some of the inspiration for the national awakening (Finnish government's independence from that of Russia in 1917)

-Kalevala can be interpreted as the "lands of Kaleva"

-Consists of 22,795 verses - divided into fifty cantos or "chapters"

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