Author:Honko, Lauri ; Senni Timonen; Michael Branch

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The Great Bear: A Thematic Anthology of Oral Poetry in the Finno-Ugrian Languages

By: Honko, Lauri ; Senni Timonen; Michael Branch

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press / Finnish Literature Society: 1994

Seller ID: 141956

ISBN: 0195210921

Condition: Fair


Underlining in green ink to approximately one fifth of the text, mostly at the beginning. Full gray cloth boards. Edge wear to dust jacket. 788 pages. 8 3/8"w x 9 3/8"h. "These 450 poems, songs, charms, prayers and laments in the original languages and in English convey the worldview and an insight into the lives of pre-literate peoples in various stages of cultural and social development. The texts illustrated the beliefs, perceptions, and artistic genius of fiteen peoples scattered across Northern Europe from Scandinavia, deep into Russian and beyond the Urals, and of the... View more info