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Old 2nd-April-2009   #1
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I have been collecting links to Finnish literature for quite some time now. When I come across an interesting story or author, I look it up and save the link.

I would like to share some links here, hopefully the rest of teh community can recommend some good books in Finnish or English. When I finish my Masters I plan to return to my studies and become more comfortable speaking Finnish. These books and poems will inspire me

Some poems -- Poetry of Finland. Suomen Runous. (Flash Page)

Wikipedia link -- Category:Finnish writers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


I read the following books;
  • The Winter War (Anti Tuuri)
  • The Howling Miller (Arto Paasilinna)
  • The unknown Soldier (Vaino Linna)

These books also were recommended to me:

The Burnt-Out Town of Miracles (Roy Jacobsen)
The Year of the Hare (Arto Paasilinna)
Seven Brothers (Alexis Kivi)

I will read more in the summer when I get the time
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I can also recommend the following books that i have read and liked.

-Lauri Viita - Entäs sitten, Leevi
-Juhani Peltonen - Salomo ja Ursula
-Johannes Linnakoski - Laulu tulipunaisesta kukasta (- "The Song of the Blood-Red Flower")
-Eila Kostamo - Lapsinaien
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Kiitos

I have since read "the howling miller" and "seven brothers"
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Moikka

"Seven Brothers" was my 1st finnish book and my love to Finland started then.
I think quite good finnish book is:
Tove Jansson - "The Field of Stones" (szw. Stenakern, 1984)

What do You think about it?
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In my opinion, Tove Jansson is awesome writer. I have read her Moomin-books over and over again. I think people usually think that those are for children, but I think you find great thoughts and atmosphere in those books no matter how old you are. My favorite is Moominvalley in November - book that actually doesn't have any Moomins in it but their friends.
I wish to read "Alastalon salissa", At the Parlour of Alastalo, because they say it's overwhelming and frustrating to read I couldn't finish even Moby Dick so I suppose I couldn't finish that one either.
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