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5.0 out of 5 stars A readable translation, July 25 1999
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This review is from: The Kalevala: Epic of the Finnish People (Hardcover)
Friberg does a good job of translating the Kalevala into a readable English form. The Kalevala is a collection of 'Runos' or poems that were sung by storytellers. Friberg's translation is of the spirit of the stories. Some translations have tried to translate both the verse and the story making both dry and uninteresting. Frieberg concentrates on making the story read well in current English.
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5.0 out of 5 stars By far the best, Jan. 7 2001
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This review is from: The Kalevala: Epic of the Finnish People (Hardcover)
I read Friberg's translation, along with every other available one in English, as research for my picture book retelling _The Maiden of Northland_. Friberg's was simply the best, by far. Someone please bring it back into print!
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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent translation, May 17 1999
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This translation if folksy and sensitive to the feel of the original. Although not encumbered with scholarly precision, it is right on the mark for continuing the ancient tradtions of the Finns. This was a major resource for me in the writing of my book Finnish Magic. The illustrations too are delightful
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The Kalevala: Epic of the Finnish People by George C. Schoolfield (Hardcover - Sept. 1989)
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