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Silja ja Ihmiset suviyössä (Kootut teokset #5)

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Teos, joka tunnetaan nykyään myös nimellä Silja - nuorena nukkunut kertoo nuoren piikatytön Silja Salmeluksen, sukunsa viimeisen vihannan lyhyen elämäntarinan. Romaani ilmestyi vuonna 1931, ja sitä pidetään Sillanpään parhaimpana ja menestyneimpänä romaanina.

Ainoan suomalaisen Nobel-kirjailijamme teoksesta huokuu syvä rakkaus tähän maahan ja sen kansaan. Etenkin vuodenaiko...more
Hardcover, 426 pages
Published 1988 by Otava (first published 1931)
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Shawn Bird
Read this in Finland as an exchange student. It seemed to me that it revealed a lot about the essential character of the Finns and the land they love. Interesting history and story.
Cheryl
I am surprised that I have never heard of this book by the Nobel Prize winner in Literature of 1939. It was a difficult book to read at the start because it is obviously a translation from Finnish. It took me a while to get accustomed to the rythm and style of the writing translated into English, and then I found myself really enjoying the story. The Maid Silja is a rather depressing story of the downfall of the Salmelus family who suffer one tragedy after another until, in the end, Silja dies a...more
Sari
I don't really have anything smart to say about this book... But I'll try.

I've had this book in my bookshelf for ages (= for a year) and now I finally read it as me and my friend are doing a school project of this book.

Reading this was sometimes a bit exhausting - maybe because the text was really slow to read but then again the plot went on quite fast.

This is one of those books in which nothing goes according to plan and main characters have to suffer all the time. The story is really depressin...more
Sally Tarbox
"The summer-morning death of Silja, that lonely figure left to her own resources, may thus be seen as the end of a long chain of events that we can regard as beginning thirty years earlier, when Silja's father, Kustaa, inherited the Salmelus farm."
So begins this novel, which then takes us back through the events of young Silja's sad life: her father's marriage to a woman of unfortunate family, plus his own weak character cause the loss of the family farm. Further events find the girl working as...more
Anna-Maija Tähkävuori
Jul 14, 2013 Anna-Maija Tähkävuori rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Nobel palkittuna teoksena
Recommended to Anna-Maija by: Kuului jo koulussa luettaviin kirjoihin
Sillanpään yhteys ympäröivään luontoon ja alkuvoimaisiin ihmisiin on erityistä. Hänen ajatuksensa liikehtii pilvinä taivaalla. Kultaisiksi kypsyneillä viljatasangoilla, veden peilikuvissa. Ihmisen ikä -kuolinhethestä katsottuna - on kuin lyhyt paikoilleen pysähtynyt näky, kaihoa herättävä vertauskuva:"Kaikki etääntyy mutta yksi tulee yhä lähemmäksi. Pian he saavat jo kohdata, ensin päivällä....sitten kahden kesken lehtopolulla. Siellä he menevät ikään kuin nukkumaan koskettamatta", Sillanpää kuv...more
Darkflamme
Aug 12, 2014 Darkflamme is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
I had to stop reading after 30 pages because I couldn't stand it anymore. The author keeps jumping from one thing to another with no apparent connection, using characters that come out of thin air, and there's almost no action, it's mostly a description of actions. It's too chaotic, I really don't like it. I rarely leave a book unfinished and I usually love anything related to Finland, but this is just too much.
Noora
Sillanpään mestarillinen kielenkäyttö on Siljassa merkillepantavaa. Kukaan nykyajan kirjailija ei voisi kirjoittaa samoin kuulostamatta lattealta tai ylitunteelliselta. Sillanpää ei saanut Nobelia suotta ja Silja on mielestäni eräs suomalaisen kirjallisuuden hienoimpia kirjoja.
Kiddonne
momentous in bringing the barren reality back to life; it's crude yet sensitive and sensitising, Sillanpaa cannot leave one unimpressed.
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Frans Emil Sillanpää was born into a peasant farming family in Hämeenkyrö. Although his parents were poor, they managed to send him to school in Tampere. In 1908 he moved to Helsinki to study medicine. Here his acquaintances included the painters Eero Järnefelt and Pekka Halonen, composer Jean Sibelius and author Juhani Aho.

Five years later, in 1913 Sillanpää moved from Helsinki to his old home vi...more
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