This comprehensive anthology, with its brief but learned introduction and notes, surveys all of Finnish poetry: the long...

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SKATING ON THE SEA: Poetry from Finland

This comprehensive anthology, with its brief but learned introduction and notes, surveys all of Finnish poetry: the long oral tradition, dating back to the Iron Age, and collected in the 19th-century; written Finnish poetry beginning with Christian verse in the 16th-century; and poetry written in Swedish by Finns. From formal lyric and epic to the beatnik modernism of Pentti Saarikoski, Bosley's superb collection even includes poets never before translated into English.

Pub Date: June 29, 1998

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 256

Publisher: Bloodaxe--dist. by Dufour

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1998