Pentti Saarikoski





Pentti Saarikoski


Born
in Impilahti, Finland
September 02, 1937

Died
August 24, 1983

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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: 3.68 · 1,383 ratings · 73 reviews · 102 distinct works · Similar authors
Runot

4.21 avg rating — 103 ratings — published 2004 — 4 editions
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Hämärän tanssit

4.22 avg rating — 68 ratings — published 1983 — 2 editions
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Mitä tapahtuu todella?

3.54 avg rating — 68 ratings — published 1962 — 2 editions
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Aika Prahassa

3.58 avg rating — 69 ratings — published 1967 — 2 editions
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Kirje vaimolleni

3.56 avg rating — 72 ratings — published 1968 — 4 editions
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Nuoruuden päiväkirjat

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4.10 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 1984 — 2 editions
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Tanssilattia vuorella

3.75 avg rating — 44 ratings — published 1977 — 2 editions
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Tanssiinkutsu

3.83 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 1980
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The Edge of Europe

3.82 avg rating — 44 ratings — published 1982 — 4 editions
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Trilogy: The Dance Floor on...

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“Minä en koe elämääni tienä, matkana kehdosta hautaan, vaan esineenä, astiana, joka vähitellen täyttyy ja täyteen tultuaan hajoaa.”
Pentti Saarikoski

“first seek ye the kingdom of pure practical intelligence

shreds of posters and headlines
shards of gramophone records feathers

lights shining arcs
the well-lit borders

when the rush-hour comes
and the hour of the pile-up
and the sounds of breaking steel-plate and people
are heard in the dark

when the journey is broken, no one is on the right road”
Pentti Saarikoski, Helsinki

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