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Reading the Kalevala in one year from March 15, 20
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This community is dedicated to the notion of a group reading of the Finnish National Epic - the Kalevala - in one year. We'll start on March 15th -- so that we will be done by February 28th, 2008 - Kalevala Day.

On the date listed - I will post a short commentary on the corresponding Runo of the Kalevala. At that point -- everyone who's joining us should read that Runo (or skim it over again, if you've already read it) and comment. I'd like to see a lively discussion going on this!

I'm no great scholar. I don't speak Finn. I've never even been to Finland. Please disagree with me! I want to learn about this as much as you do!

The translation I like is the Oxford Classic by Keith Bosley, but I've looked over most of them. If you don't have it -- there's no need to go out and buy it (unless you want to). There is a translation (Crawford 1888) in the public domain that is available online from The Internet Sacred Texts Archive (that has a separate page for each Runo). That translation is also available from gutenberg.org.

15-Mar-07 Runo 1
22-Mar-07 Runo 2
29-Mar-07 Runo 3
5-Apr-07 Runo 4
12-Apr-07 Runo 5
19-Apr-07 Runo 6
26-Apr-07 Runo 7
3-May-07 Runo 8
10-May-07 Runo 9
17-May-07 Runo 10
24-May-07 Runo 11
31-May-07 Runo 12
7-Jun-07 Runo 13
14-Jun-07 Runo 14
21-Jun-07 Runo 15
28-Jun-07 Runo 16
5-Jul-07 Runo 17
12-Jul-07 Runo 18
19-Jul-07 Runo 19
26-Jul-07 Runo 20
2-Aug-07 Runo 21
9-Aug-07 Runo 22
16-Aug-07 Runo 23
23-Aug-07 Runo 24
30-Aug-07 Runo 25
6-Sep-07 Runo 26
13-Sep-07 Runo 27
20-Sep-07 Runo 28
27-Sep-07 Runo 29
4-Oct-07 Runo 30
11-Oct-07 Runo 31
18-Oct-07 Runo 32
25-Oct-07 Runo 33
1-Nov-07 Runo 34
8-Nov-07 Runo 35
15-Nov-07 Runo 36
22-Nov-07 Runo 37
29-Nov-07 Runo 38
6-Dec-07 Runo 39
13-Dec-07 Runo 40
20-Dec-07 Runo 41
27-Dec-07 Runo 42
3-Jan-08 Runo 43
10-Jan-08 Runo 44
17-Jan-08 Runo 45
24-Jan-08 Runo 46
31-Jan-08 Runo 47
7-Feb-08 Runo 48
14-Feb-08 Runo 49
21-Feb-08 Runo 50

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