This epic poetry narrates a mythical history of Finland, and it is considered one of the most important works in Finnish literature. Written by Elias L nnrot in the mid 19th century, Kalevala is a compilation of ancient oral poetry that was passed on generation to generation. Besides being Finland's national epic, it has influenced composers, artists and writers around the world.
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