Kalevala: Or, Poems of the Kaleva District - Lonnrot, Elias (Editor), and Magoun, Francis Peabody, Jr. (Translated by), and Lannrot, Elias (Compiled by)

The national folk epic of Finland is here presented in an English translation that is both scholarly and eminently readable. To avoid the imprecision and metrical monotony of earlier verse translations, Magoun has used prose, printed line for line as in the original so that repetitions, parallelisms, and variations are readily apparent. The ...