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The Maiden’s Death Song and The Great Wedding: Anne Vabarna’s Oral Twin Epic Written Down by A.O. Väisänen (Folklore Fellows Communications 281)

By: Anneli Honko & Paul Hagu (Authors)

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Helsinki, Finland, Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia (Academia Scientiarum Fennica)/Bookstore Tiedekirja: 2003

Seller ID: 113844

ISBN: 9514109031

Condition: New


For centuries, the eastern shores of the Baltic Sea have nourished poetic cultures developing oral epic traditions that mostly survived in lays of a few hundred lines but that eventually gave rise to much longer traditional epics. Epic traditions existed in several languages and dialects of the region, but it was Finnish, Karelian, Setu, Estonian and Latvian that took the step toward a truly long epic. Far from being identical as to their oral materials or history of composition, these epics reflect a quest for a literary manifestation of oral tradition epitomised in talented and ambitious ind... View more info

The Maiden’s Death Song and The Great Wedding: Anne Vabarna’s Oral Twin Epic Written Down by A.O. Väisänen (Folklore Fellows Communications 281)

By: Anneli Honko & Paul Hagu (Authors)

Price: $98.00

Publisher: Helsinki, Finland, Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia (Academia Scientiarum Fennica)/Bookstore Tiedekirja: 2003

Seller ID: 113845

ISBN: 951410904X

Condition: New


For centuries, the eastern shores of the Baltic Sea have nourished poetic cultures developing oral epic traditions that mostly survived in lays of a few hundred lines but that eventually gave rise to much longer traditional epics. Epic traditions existed in several languages and dialects of the region, but it was Finnish, Karelian, Setu, Estonian and Latvian that took the step toward a truly long epic. Far from being identical as to their oral materials or history of composition, these epics reflect a quest for a literary manifestation of oral tradition epitomised in talented and ambitious ind... View more info