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Tulenkantajat III : Nuoren Voiman Liiton kirjallisen piirin albumi 1926 (The Torch Bearers III : Literary Album of the Young Force Union)
Werner Söderström, Porvoo 1926 - Finnish language. Octavo 17 x 22 cm. Weight 270 gr. Wrappers, 171 [5] pp. The book is in Near Fine condition without any visible defects, losses, remarks and stains. Front cover right and bottom edges show some fraying, damaged ends of the spine, reading crease along the spine; internally fine condition. Third album of young Finnish modernist writers contains literary fiction by beginner authors - members of Tulenkantajat grouping, also essays and critical articles on art, music and literature by prominent Finnish writers, journalists, critics, educators, artists etc. Present edition is decorated with 29 original graphical headpieces created by famous Finnish artist and illustrator Sylvi Kunnas. Album includes 29 articles. Among them: Elsa Enäjärvi essay "Young poetry and its background" about creation of modernist Finnish poets by the example of Yrjö Jylhä, Ilmari Pimiä, Arvi Kivimaa and P. Mustapää; article "Great story-tellers" by the leading critic of Tulenkantajat Lauri Viljanen considering works of three great writers - Pentti Haanpää, Arvi Kivimaa, Onni Halla; composer's Felix Krohn item about Finnish creative musical art; publication "Nature and paintings" by writer and artist Viljo Kojo; jounalist Unto Seppänen item named "Features of German expressionist poetry"; also a lots of poetry by Arvi Kivimaa, Elina Vaara, Katri Vala, P. Mustpää, Uuno Kailas, Pekka Punnus and others and prose by Toivo Pekkanen, Pentti Haanpää, Unto Seppänen etc. Tulenkantajat (The Torch Bearers) was literary group in Finland during the 1920s, which strongly influenced the literary culture with their task in taking Finland to the modern European level of literature. For the new generation Tulenkantajat modernist movement became a cult, which channeled new artistic trends into Finland - expressionism, futurism, dadaism, surrealism. Also group inspired by oriental themes, jazz, city, industry life and hedonism, introduces new themes into Finnish-language poetry (reverence for life, the brotherhood of mankind), a new world of subject matter (the city, technology, distant lands). Their more literary innovations signified an attempt to shed regular meter (rhythmic structure of a verse). The group published their own magazine. Some of the bestknown members of Tulenkantajat were Olavi Paavolainen, Mika Waltari, Katri Vala, Elina Vaara, Yrjö Jylhä, P. Mustapää, Uuno Kailas, Ilmari Pimiä, Lauri Viljanen. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
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