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The National Library of Finland

“In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.” ― Mark Twain Yesterday I visited Kansalliskirjasto, The Nationa Library of Finland for… Continue Reading →

Maresi

“The smell of blood. The sound of crunching bones. I do not want to bring it all up again. But I have to. It is difficult to write about death. But that is no excuse not to.” – Maria Turtschaninoff,… Continue Reading →

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… 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… Continue Reading →

How-To Read Finnish Dystopian

“Water walks with the moon and embraces the earth, and it isn’t afraid to die in fire or live in air. When you step into it, it will be as close as your own skin, but if you hit it… Continue Reading →

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