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Elokuu (Kootut teokset #7)

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Paperback, 136 pages
Published 2008 by Otava (first published 1941)
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I don't like books about Finnish peasantry. I don't like Finnish literature, especially classic. They're always about the same knife fights and drunkenness. At least that was what I believed a couple of years ago. Since then I've decided to pick up some Finnish titles that seem interesting. Although drinking is a big part of this story and the language is old and strange, the beautiful use of words when describing nature and the heart breaking ending are enough to give this the big rating
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Kauniisti kerrottu tarina. En ole aiemmin lukenut Sillanpäätä, mutta hänen luonnon ja ihmismielen kuvauksensa tekivät vaikutuksen. Vähäiseen sivumäärään on mahdutettu useita elävän tuntuisia ihmiskohtaloita ja hienoa luonnon kuvausta. Kirjan lähestyvän ukkosen tavoin painostava tunnelma tiivistyy lause lauseelta ja sivu sivulta. Hieno pienoisromaani.
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Oli ensimmäinen Sillanpään kirja minkä aikoinani luin, ja vasta nyt toisella lukukerralla aukeni kunnolla. Harvinaisen kiinnostavia henkilöhahmoja, lähes jokaista niistä tulee sekä rakastettua että vihattua :)
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Frans Emil Sillanpää was born on the 16th of September, 1888, at Ylä-Satakunta in the Hämeenkyrö Parish of Finland on a desolate croft of the same name. The cottage had been built by his parents, his father Frans Henrik Henriksson, who had moved there some ten years before from Kauvatsa in the Kumo Valley, and his mother, Loviisa Vilhelmiina Iisaksdotter, whose family had lived in the Hämeenkyrö P ...more
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