An Introduction to Estonian Literature

  • Formatas: 486 pages
  • Išleidimo metai: 12-Dec-2018
  • Leidėjas: Slavica Pub
  • ISBN-10: 0893574724
  • ISBN-13: 9780893574727
Kitos knygos pagal šią temą:
  • Formatas: 486 pages
  • Išleidimo metai: 12-Dec-2018
  • Leidėjas: Slavica Pub
  • ISBN-10: 0893574724
  • ISBN-13: 9780893574727
Kitos knygos pagal šią temą:
Hilary Birds Introduction to Estonian Literature is truly a pioneering work, and a welcome contribution for anyone with an interest in the lively and flourishing literature of this small but culturally vibrant country. Ms. Bird s coverage is not merely of the modern writers, some of whose work is available in English translation, but also of literature in the Estonian language from the earliest times, which has been a closed book up to now to anyone without a knowledge of the language. --Christopher Moseley School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London

It is very rare to find a collection of texts from a minor literature as splendidly translated, contextualized, and introduced as Hilary Bird s current book. Estonian literature has waited only too long for such a scholarly and spirited selection, complete with thoroughly researched, beautifully accessible background material. --Dr. Tiina Ann Kirss Tartu University and Estonian Literary Museum (Tartu)

Estonia is a small nation in terms of population, but large culturally and spiritually. In this way we have brought to life the wish of the great Estonian National Awakening figure Jakob Hurt. It isn t easy for a small nation with a unique language to be visible in the big wide world. Therefore, every translation and act of cultural mediation is important to us, and Hilary Birds personal effort deserves special praise and thanks. Her anthology brings English readers a selection of Estonian literature representative of the earliest periods through to the present. I wish readers the joy of discovery and lots of success to the book. --Piret Noorhani Tartu Institute (Toronto)
Foreword and Acknowledgments xvii
Introduction 1(14)
The Oral Tradition 15(4)
When I Escape the Manor
17(1)
A Dull Life Is a Sorry Thing
17(1)
Brother's War Song (extract)
18(1)
Reiner Brocmann 19(4)
How Blessed Is the Man
21(2)
Kasu Hans 23(6)
Ah Me! Poor Tartu Town!
24(5)
Kulli Juri 29(4)
Song
64. What Did Jesu's Little Tom Tit Do?
31(1)
Song
81. God Invites All the People
31(1)
Song
83. Towns and Lands Will Grow and Stand
32(1)
Joachim Gottlieb Schwabe 33(6)
Spring Song
36(1)
The Song of the Estonian Farmhand
37(2)
Otto Wilhelm Masing 39(6)
Bruin
40(5)
Kristjan Jaak Peterson 45(4)
Ode to the Moon
47(1)
The Singer
48(1)
Friedrich Robert Faehlmann 49(4)
Dawn and Dusk
51(2)
Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald 53(14)
The Son of Kalev (extracts)
56(11)
Invocation
56(1)
The Second Tale. The Kalevipoeg Stories
57(1)
The Sixth Tale. The Sword Celebration
58(1)
The Eighth Tale. The Stone-throwing Competition. Kalevipoeg Ploughs the Lands
59(1)
The Sixteenth Tale. Home
60(1)
The Seventeenth Tale. Kalevipoeg Rides to War
61(1)
The Nineteenth Tale. Siuru
62(1)
The Nineteenth Tale. Varrak and the Loss of the Book of Liberty
63(4)
Jakob Hurt 67(16)
1870. Our Schooled and Educated Men
69(14)
Carl Robert Jakobson 83(22)
Arthur and Anna, or The Old and the New (abridged)
85(20)
Act I
86(3)
Act II
89(6)
Act III
95(10)
Lydia Koidula 105(8)
A Mother's Heart
107(1)
The Arrival of Spring
107(1)
Thoughts on Toompea
108(3)
My Country, They Have Buried You
111(2)
Juhan Kunder 113(4)
Rehepapp the Trickster
114(3)
August Kitzberg 117(36)
The Werewolf
118(1)
Act I
118(7)
Act II
125(7)
Act III
132(8)
Act IV
140(7)
Act V
147(6)
Karl Eduard Soot 153(4)
A Game of Chess
154(1)
The Spring
155(1)
The Supervisor
155(1)
The Most Precious Possession
155(2)
Eduard Bornhohe (extracts) 157(10)
Avenger
157(10)
Chapter XIII
158(2)
Chapter XIV
160(5)
Chapter XVI
165(2)
Juhan Liiv 167(4)
Snowflake
168(1)
I Saw Estonia Yesterday
168(1)
The Bees Fly to the Hive
169(1)
Cold
169(2)
Anna Haava 171(6)
The Meadow Flower
172(1)
I Cannot Be Quiet
172(1)
Oh, My Homeland!
173(1)
We (1906)
173(1)
Only Ilmar
173(2)
You, Sodom and Gomorrah!
175(1)
We (1948)
175(2)
Eduard Vilde 177(10)
The Mahtra Rebellion (extract)
178(9)
Ernst Enno 187(4)
Homesickness
188(1)
The Wind Walks
188(1)
On a White Night in Tartu
189(2)
Anton Hansen Tammsaare 191(6)
Love
192(1)
The New Oldpagan of Hellbottom Farm (extract)
193(4)
Aino Kailas 197(10)
Gerdruta Carponai
198(9)
1
198(2)
2
200(2)
3
202(2)
4
204(3)
Mait Metsanurk 207(10)
At the Umera River (extracts)
208(9)
Chapter XX
209(3)
Chapter XXI
212(5)
Marie Under 217(10)
Summer Night
218(1)
Lilac Time I
219(1)
On Vaestepatuste Street
219(2)
Mandrake Berries
221(4)
The Dream Journey
225(2)
Gustav Suits 227(6)
Fire of Life
229(1)
The Men
230(1)
The Grave of the Wind
230(1)
Now Comes the Night
231(2)
Friedebert Tuglas 233(6)
Lembitu
235(1)
Little Illimar (extract)
236(3)
Oskar Luts 239(12)
The Cabbage
240(11)
Johannes Vares (Barbarus) 251(6)
The Creations
253(1)
Me and Paris (extract)
253(4)
Henrik Visnapuu 257(6)
Third Letter to Ing
258(1)
Resignation
259(1)
October Night in the City
260(1)
Pierrot
261(1)
Christmas Night
261(2)
August Gailit 263(16)
The Last Romantic
264(15)
Johannes Semper 279(4)
Pierrot Despairs
280(1)
How Would You Live?
281(2)
Peet Vallak 283(10)
For Someone Else
284(9)
Albert Kivikas 293(8)
Flying Pigs
294(1)
The Names on the Memorial (extract)
295(6)
Juhan Jaik 301(6)
Midsummer Night
302(5)
Juhan Sutiste 307(4)
The World Is Turning East
308(3)
Hugo Raudsepp 311(16)
Mikumardi Farm. Act I
312(15)
Heiti Talvik 327(4)
It Was in Autumn
329(1)
Hangover Meditations
329(1)
Phoenix
329(2)
August Jakobson 331(8)
For the Future
332(7)
Betti Alver 339(12)
Iron Heaven
340(1)
The Debt
341(1)
Captain Oleander
342(9)
Uku Masing 351(2)
Child of Man on the White Ship
352(1)
Hans Leberecht 353(4)
The Light in Koordi Village (extract)
354(3)
Bernard Kangro 357(4)
Hunger
358(1)
The Frozen Fountains (extract)
359(2)
Karl Ristikivi 361(6)
The Garden.
Chapter X (extract)
362(1)
Ferns
363(1)
Harsfjarden, a Fantasy in G-minor
364(3)
Kersti Merilaas 367(6)
The Last Boat
368(1)
Can You Hear the Call of Spring
369(1)
Old Wine in New Vessels
370(3)
Paul Kuusberg 373(12)
The Rusty Watering Can
374(11)
Debora Vaarandi 385(6)
Saaremaa Waltz
386(1)
Simple Things
387(2)
The Garden
389(2)
Jaan Kross 391(6)
Between Three Plagues
393(4)
Juhan Smuul 397(8)
The Holiday Makers
398(7)
Artur Alliksaar 405(6)
Sun Squanderers
406(5)
Hando Runnel 411(4)
Over the Hill Went a Woman with a Cow
412(1)
The Song of the Free (extract)
413(2)
Jaan Isotamm 415(6)
I
417(1)
Not Yet
418(1)
Matador
419(2)
Jaan Kaplinski 421(6)
Vercingetorix Said
423(2)
I Am the Spring in Tartu
425(2)
Paul-Eerik Rummo 427(8)
Run, Free Child
429(1)
Song of the Whore
430(1)
The Sender's Address
430(5)
Mati Unt 435(10)
Murder in the Hotel (extract)
436(9)
1. Departure Difficulties
436(2)
2. In the Bar
438(1)
3. Wife
439(2)
4. Murder
441(1)
5. I Decide to Act
442(3)
Maimu Berg 445(4)
She's Gone
447(2)
Viivi Luik 449(10)
The Seventh Spring of Peace (extract)
451(7)
What Shines Through Time
458(1)
Juhan Viiding 459(6)
When a Child on TV
461(1)
Cradle Song
462(1)
The Wish
462(3)
Doris Kareva 465(4)
Four Voices for a Voyager
466(3)
Nausicaa
466(1)
Circe
467(1)
Calypso
467(1)
Penelope
468(1)
Merle Jaager 469(4)
My Way (sic)
471(1)
Protest (sic)
472(1)
Postmodernism and Postcolonialism: "The Manifesto of Congealed Blood" 473(8)
The Manifesto of Congealed Blood
475(6)
Recommended Reading 481