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Keywords: epic, mythology, Kalevala, Karelian language, Lönnrot, poem, sampo, Pohjola.
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Kundozerova M.V., Mironova V.P. Review of Sampo. Runes of Pohjola (Karelian Epic); ed. by D. Bakulin, transl. by A. Bakulin. Studia Litterarum, 2019, vol. 4, no 3, pp. 398–407. (In Russ.)

DOI: 10.22455/2500-4247-2019-4-3-398-407

Author: Maria V. Kundozerova
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Maria V. Kundozerova, PhD in Philology, Institute of Linguistics, Literature and History of Karelian Research Centre, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushkinskaya 11, 185910 Petrozavodsk, Russia.

ORCID ID: 0000-0001- 5423-8709

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Author 2: Valentina P. Mironova
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Valentina P. Mironova, PhD in Philology, Institute of Linguistics, Literature and History of Karelian Research Centre, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushkinskaya 11, 185910 Petrozavodsk, Russia.

ORCID ID: 0000-0001-6310-5561

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Received: April 12, 2019
Published: September 25, 2019
Issue: 2019 Vol. 4, №3
Department: Reviews
Pages: 398-407
DOI: 10.22455/2500-4247-2019-4-3-398-407
UDK: 398.22
BBK: 82.3(=661)

Abstract

The article reviews the publication of the poem Sampo. The Runes of Pohjola by D.A. and A.A. Bakulins presented by the authors as the first Karelian national epic. It examines the national background and the history of the poem’s creation, its plots and motifs as well as its language. The review particularly focuses on the Introduction and its main considerations. Reviewers argue that the poem is not a national epic but a new literary work created on the basis of selective Karelian runes.

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