31318-00 Finnish Short Stories, 238 pages

31318-00 Finnish Short Stories, 238 pages

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Finnish Short Stories, 238 pages

Translated by Inkeri Vaananen-Jensen and K. Borje Vahamaki. Second edition re-edited by Professor Vahamaki. A classic collection in Finnish Literature. Thirty-two stories in Finnish Short Stories are by nineteen different authors, presenting a wide range of writing styles. There is a concise, helpful biography of each author.

Stories cover the period from 1859 through 1967 and include some of Finland’s classic writers: Aleksis Kivi, Minna Canth, Juhani Aho, and Frans Eemil Sillanpaa. More contemporary writers are: Mika Waltari, Veijo Meri, Veikko Huovinen, Marja-Leena Mikkola and Timo Mukka.

Inkeri began this translation project while taking a course in Finnish-to-English translation in the Department of Scandinavian Studies at the University of Minnesota. In her mid-50s at the time, Inkeri was affirming her Finnish roots and the significance of an Iron Range childhood at Ely and Virginia, Minnesota. In her mid-50s at the time, Inkeri was affirming her Finnish roots and the significance of an Iron Range childhood at Ely and Virginia, Minnesota.