Kalevala Versions


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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?


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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.


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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