Tales from a Finnish Tupa

PDF EBook by James Cloyd Bowman

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Nobody I know in Finland has ever heard of these stories. Tales from a Finnish Tupa PDF EBook I suppose they are no longer taught in the Finnish school curriculum, if they ever were, but they should be. These amusing tales are not just fairy stories, with the usual magic, morals, and talking animals - PDF they put a peculiarly Finnish slant on the genre. The magic is outrageous, but the wizards are modest; download; the violence is minimal, with people and animals using their wits rather than their brawn; and there is almost always some wry humour to keep the reader chuckling. Just wait till you get to the chapter about the Hölmöläiset, a whole village of idiots! Although men are usually the heroes, there are no helpless princesses in a Finnish folk tale: the female characters are always brave and resourceful. The English translation is simple and easy to follow, although the selection of twenty-two stories included here seems rather arbitrary, and at less than 200 pages, the volume is far too short. Chosen from two collections of Finnish folklore, Suomen kansan satuja ja tarinoita by Eero Salmelainen and Suomen kansan satuja by Iivo Harkonen, these tales are strange and surreal, and will be a firm favourite with any Finnophile. Like this book? Read online this: Dornier Do 17z Junkers Ju 88 A-4 (Finnish Air Force History, 2), Dornier Do 17z Junkers Ju 88 A-4 (Finnish Air Force History, 2).

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