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ISBN: 9789517176958 - A Way to Measure Time
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A Way to Measure Time

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Carpelan, Bo Gustaf Bertelsson (EDT)/ Meri, Veijo (EDT)
Bo Carpelan, Veijo Meri, Matti Suurpaa

ISBN: 9789517176958
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Suomalaisen kirjallisuuden seura


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An anthology of contemporary Finnish poetry and prose, with texts ranging from 1945 to the present. The work, by 86 authors, reflects the social changes that inform the writing; during the half-century covered, Finland developed from a traditional agrarian society to a post-industrial one.

 

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A Way to Measure Time is an anthology of contemporary Finnish poetry and prose, with texts ranging from 1945 to the present. Included is work by a total of 86 authors, most of it translated here for the first time. The texts reflect the social changes that inform the writing; during the half-century covered by this anthology, Finland has developed from a traditional agrarian society to a post-industrial one. The book begins with literary realism and progresses through modernism to contemporary post-modernist texts: 150 years of world literary development condensed, in Finland, into a span of 50 years.