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The Resource Kalevipoeg Studies: The Creation and Reception of an Epic, (electronic book)

Kalevipoeg Studies: The Creation and Reception of an Epic, (electronic book)

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Kalevipoeg Studies: The Creation and Reception of an Epic
Title
Kalevipoeg Studies: The Creation and Reception of an Epic
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
"The poem Kalevipoeg, over 19,000 lines in length, was composed by Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald (1803?1882) on the basis on folklore material. It was published in an Estonian-German bilingual edition in six instalments between 1857 and 1861; it went on to become the Estonian national epic. This first English-language monograph on the Kalevipoeg sheds light onvarious aspects of the emergence, creation and reception of the text.The first chapter sketches the objectives of the book and gives a shortsummary of the contents of the twenty tales of the epic, while the secondchapter treats the significance of the epic against the cultural background ofnineteenth-century Estonia.The third chapter scrutinizes the emergence of the text in moredetail and, in its second part, takes a closer look at the many intertextualconnections and the traces the epic material has left in Estonian literatureup to the present time. The fourth chapter is a detailed case study of onedebated passage of the fifteenth tale.The fifth and the six chapters deal with the German reception of the epic,which partly took place earlier than the reception in Estonia. In the fifthchapter, the first reviews and an early treatise by the German scholar Wilhelm Schott (1863) are discussed. The sixth chapter presents the new genre of ?rewritings? of the epic ? texts which cannot be labelled as translations but are rather new creations on the basis of Kreutzwald?s text.In the seventh chapter several versions of these retellings and adaptationsare compared in order to show the stability of some core material conveyedby various authors. A concluding chapter stresses the significance of foreignreception in the canonization process of the Kalevipoeg. At the end, acomprehensive bibliography and an index are added."
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Hasselblatt, Cornelius
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Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation and SKS
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English
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unknown
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  • Estonian
  • Poetry by individual poets
  • Literary studies: poetry & poets
  • Kreutzwald, Friedrich Reinhold
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Kalevipoeg Studies: The Creation and Reception of an Epic, (electronic book)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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617154
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other
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147
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one file format
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online
Isbn
9789522227447
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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10.21435/sff.21
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Electronic resource.
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Label
Kalevipoeg Studies: The Creation and Reception of an Epic, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
617154
Dimensions
other
Extent
147
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789522227447
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.21435/sff.21
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unknown
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unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
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unknown sound
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unspecified

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