Tag Archives: Kalevala

The Queer and the Strange

“But the queer and the strange, the unrestrained, the grotesque is not only interesting: it is valuable. It is not always necessary to purge it out altogether in order to attain to the Sublime. You can have your gargoyles on … Continue reading

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Bookshelf: The Kalevala

Following up on Friday’s comments dialog: the Kalevala is the national epic of Finland.  It looks at first glance like it might be a single unified poem, a la Homer, but is in fact a family of sung poems about … Continue reading

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