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Kalevipoeg: The Estonian National Epic Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald

Kalevipoeg: The Estonian National Epic

Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald

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A new English translation of the Estonian national epic was released in 2011 to mark the 150th anniversary of the first publication of the work. Written in traditional verse form, the work by Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald drew on folklore and theMoreA new English translation of the Estonian national epic was released in 2011 to mark the 150th anniversary of the first publication of the work. Written in traditional verse form, the work by Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald drew on folklore and the Finnish epic Kalevala, and helped catalyze the budding national renaissance in the late 19th century.The translation by Triinu Kartus, an expat Estonian poet who resides in Tasmania, is the second English translation of the epic. It includes parallel Estonian text and over 80 illustrations by another Australian Estonian, Gunnar Neeme, which are of separate note.It includes three afterwords written by President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Tartu world literature professor Jüri Talvet and comparative folkloristics professor Ülo Valk.Kalevipoja“ esmatrüki 150. aastapäevaks on Eesti Kirjandusmuuseum koos kirjastusega Kunst välja andnud eepose ingliskeelse uustõlke „Kalevipoeg: the Estonian national Epic, Eesti rahvuseepos“. Raamat on mõeldud lugejale nii Eestis kui kaugemal, „Kalevipoja“ ingliskeelne tõlge ja saatesõnad on kõrvuti eesti keelse tekstiga. Rikkalikult illustreeritud teose pildid pärinevad Austraalia eesti kunstnikult Gunnar Neemelt, endiselt pallaslaselt. Uustõlge on varustatud põhjalike järelsõnadega EV presidendilt Toomas Hendrik Ilveselt, TÜ maailmakirjanduse professorilt Jüri Talvetilt ja võrdleva folkloristika professor Ülo Valgult.