Pentti Saarikoski





Pentti Saarikoski

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born
in Impilahti, Finland
September 02, 1937

died
August 24, 1983

gender
male

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About this author

Pentti Saarikoski was one of the most important poets in the literary scene of Finland during the 1960s and 1970s. His body of work comprises poetry, autobiographical novels and translations, among them such classics as Homer's Odyssey and James Joyce's Ulysses.


Average rating: 3.71 · 863 ratings · 38 reviews · 88 distinct works · Similar authors
Runot
4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 70 ratings — published 2004 — 3 editions
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Hämärän tanssit
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 53 ratings — published 1983 — 2 editions
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Aika Prahassa
3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 53 ratings — published 1967 — 2 editions
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Kirje vaimolleni
3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 44 ratings — published 1968 — 2 editions
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Mitä tapahtuu todella?
3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 1962
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Nuoruuden päiväkirjat
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 1984 — 2 editions
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Tanssilattia vuorella
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 1977
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The Edge of Europe
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 1982 — 4 editions
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Tanssiinkutsu
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 1980
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Trilogy: The Dance Floor on...
4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2003
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More books by Pentti Saarikoski…
“Minä en koe elämääni tienä, matkana kehdosta hautaan, vaan esineenä, astiana, joka vähitellen täyttyy ja täyteen tultuaan hajoaa.”
Pentti Saarikoski

“Kaikki minkä valveilla
näen on kuolemaa,
kaikki minkä nukkuessani, unta.”
Pentti Saarikoski, Onnen aika

“Perillä kaiken aikaa ja kaikki,
kesken.
Tietääkseni en ollut syntyessäni yksin.”
Pentti Saarikoski, Runot 1961–66