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The schemes of witches and sages and giants. Doomed marriages and supernatural bargains. The magic of music, of the sauna, of family. A fish who's a girl, a girl who's a wolf. The creation of the world. Author K. A. Laity weaves timeless magic in Unikirja. Tales from the Kalevala and Kanteletar, the ancient myths and folktales of Finland, receive new life and meaning in th ...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published April 6th 2009 by Aino Press (first published 2009)
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What a wonderful, unexpected collection. I opened it knowing very little about Finnish mythology and folklore, and read the final pages eager to devour the Kalevala . (I may have fallen down a wiki-rabbit hole and discovered Kizhi Pogost along the way. Holy wooden architecture, Karelia!) Laity shares her love of the old country and its old tales in the shape of fiction, poetry, even a play. Though each piece "focuses on women's experience of the world — an aspect so often missing from the origi ...more
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All-purpose writer, Fulbrighter, uberskiver, medievalist, flâneuse, techno-shamanka, Broad Universe & Mavens of Mayhem social media wrangler, History Witch at Pagan Square, Pirate Pub Captain currently anchored in Dundee, Scotland · http://www.kalaity.com

Works include WHITE RABBIT, EXTRICATE, HARD-BOILED WITCH, A CUT-THROAT BUSINESS, A LA MORT SUBITE, LUSH SITUATION, OWL STRETCHING, CHASTITY
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