Aino Kallas





Aino Kallas

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born
in Helsinki, Finland
August 02, 1878

died
November 09, 1956

gender
female


About this author

ENG: Aino Kallas' father was a remarkable researcher of folklore, and he died early during Aino's childhood. Aino was married to Oskar Kallas and they has three children, at the time she was still in the beginning of her career as a writer - her "best" years were in between 1920 and 1930, her style being greatly influenced by numerous people, one of which was Eino Leino. Aino spent about half a year at a hospital in 1934, healed well, yet lost her son and a daughter during Estonia's years of war. After her husband died too, Aino began writing memoirs, gained Finnish nationality and soon lost her other daughter too. Aino Kallas herself died in Helsinki in 1956.

FI: Aino Kallas (tyttönimeltään Aino Krohn) syntyi Viipurissa 1878. Hänen isänsä o...more


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More books by Aino Kallas…
“Yet just as the day has two halves, one governed by the sun and the other by the moon, so there are many who are people of the day and who busy themselves with daytime deeds, whilst others are children of the night, their minds consumed with nocturnal notions; but yet there are some in whom the two merge like the rising of the sun and the moon in a day.”
Aino Kallas
tags: day, night

“For as from the same piece of clay a potter may fashion either a pot or a tile, so the Devil may shape a witch into a wolf or a cat or even a goat, without subtracting from her and without adding to her at all. For this occurs just as clay is first molded into one, then shaped into another form, for the Devil is a potter and his witches are but clay.”
Aino Kallas

“Silloin susi, jonka kanssa Aalo oli juossut, yhtäkkiä muutti muotoansa.

Metsän halki kulki elävä ja väkevä henkäys, niinkuin jättikeuhkot olisivat henkäisseet, ja koko korpi vavahti näkymättäin askelten astunnasta, ja suuret siivet, joitten leveyttä ei kenkään kuolevainen vielä ole mitannut, kätkivät korven salatumpaan pimentoon kuin on aarnikuusien katve.

Sillä tämä susi oli Diabolus sylvarum elikkä Metsän Henki, vaikka hän nyt vasta oikian hahmonsa edestoi.”
Aino Kallas, Sudenmorsian

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