Finnish Short Stories

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Finnish Short Stories


Written by Nineteen authors

Retail: $21.95
ISBN: 9780941016827
Dimensions: 6x9 inches
Pages: 238

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Now available. A reprint of this book has been brought back to life. Translated by Inkeri Vaananen-Jensen and K. Borje Vahamaki. Second edition re-edited by Professor Vahamaki. A classic collection in Finnish Literature.Thirty-two stories in Finnish Short Stories are by nineteen different authors, presenting a wide range of writing styles. There is a concise, helpful biography of each author.

Stories cover the period from 1859 through 1967 and include some of Finland’s classic writers: Aleksis Kivi, Minna Canth, Juhani Aho, and Frans Eemil Sillanpaa. More contemporary writers are: Mika Waltari, Veijo Meri, Veikko Huovinen, Marja-Leena Mikkola and Timo Mukka.

Inkeri began this translation project while taking a course in Finnish-to-English translation in the Department of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Minnesota. In her mid-50s at the time, Inkeri was affirming her Finnish roots and the significance of an Iron Range childhood at Ely and Virginia, Minnesota. In her mid-50s at the time, Inkeri was affirming her Finnish roots and the significance of an Iron Range childhood at Ely and Virginia, Minnesota.

This book was brought back into print by request.