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TitleA way to measure time : contemporary Finnish literature / [edited by, Bo Carpelan, Veijo Meri, Matti Suurpeaea]
Imprint [Helsinki] : Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura/Finnish Literary Society, [1992]
Descript 435 p. ; 22 cm


A way to measure time is an anthology of contemporary Finnish poetry and prose, with texts ranging from 1945 to the present. Included is work by a total of 86 authors, most of it translated here for the first time. The texts reflect the social changes that inform the writing; during the half century covered by this anthology, Finland has discovered from a traditional agrarian society to a post-industrial one. The book begins with literary realism and progresses through modernism to contemporary post-modernist texts: 150years of world literary development condensed, in Finland, into a span of 50 years. -- From back cover

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