The Unknown Soldier

“God damn you, I’ll put a bullet through the first one of you who takes a step back­ward!” ― Väinö Linna, The Unknown Soldier The Unknown Soldier (Tuntematon sotilas) is author Väinö Linna's first major novel and his other major work besides Under the North Star. Published in 1954, it is a story about the... Continue Reading →

Finland’s Literary Treasure

“A strong desire derives a person straight through the hardest rock.” ― Aleksis Kivi, Seven Brothers Aleksis Kivi's Seven Brothers is Finland's most celebrated literary treasure.  It was published in 1870 and  it’s one of the first novels written in Finnish language. I am not a fan of Finnish classics but I do see why... Continue Reading →

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