A reprint of this book has been brought back to life. Translated by Inkeri Vaananen-Jensen with K. Borje Vahamaki.
Thirty-two stories in "Finnish Short Stories" are by nineteen authors, presenting a wide range of writing styles. As an introduction to each story, there is a concise, helpful biography of the author.
These short stories cover the period from 1859 through 1967 and include some of Finland's classic writers: Aleksis Kivi, Minna Canth, Juhani Aho, Frans Eemil Sillanpaa. More modern writers are Mika Waltari, Veijo Meri Veikko Huovinen, Marja-Leena Mikkola and Timo Mukka.
About the Author
K. Borje Vahamaki, Finnish born, received his Ph.D. at abo Academy, Finland. Professor Vahamaki has taught Finnish Studies at the University of Minnesota, Stockholm University, and the University of Toronto. He has published books (e.g. Existence and Identity, 1984) and articles on the Finnish language, Finnish literature, Finnish folklore, and most recently on Finnish immigrant literature.