Kalevala Versions

Discussion in 'Let's talk about the course!' started by Tilion, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. Tilion

    Tilion New Member

    I was browsing the Kindle store, looking for their Kalevala offerings. There are at least 7; does anyone have an opinion on which version they like best?
  2. Hodwald

    Hodwald New Member

    Sadly, I haven't yet read it, but Verlyn Flieger recommended the Eino Friberg translation to me back at Mythmoot. It's not available for kindle, though.
  3. NotACat

    NotACat Active Member

    According to Wikipedia, the translation by William Forsell Kirby is particularly good at retaining the original meter (Kalevala meter :cool:) and both volumes are available for the Kindle for free (Wikipedia also commends JM Crawford's translation but I could only see the first volume). At that price I'd say it's worth the risk just to have it available :D
  4. amysrevenge

    amysrevenge Well-Known Member

    The Kirby one is 4 bucks (Canadian) in Google Play Books.
  5. Tilion

    Tilion New Member

    Thanks all! I appreciate the feedback.

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