Identifying England's Lonnrot

  title={Identifying England's Lonnrot},
  author={Anne C. Petty},
  journal={Tolkien Studies},
  pages={69 - 84}
Tolkien’s fascination with the Finnish national epic, Kalevala, created by nineteenth-century physician and folklorist Elias Lonnrot, is well recognized. Anyone who has read his collected letters knows this. In 1914, he wrote the following to his fiance Edith Bratt: “Had an interesting talk with that quaint man Earp I have told you of and introduced him (to his great delight) to the ‘Kalevala,’ the Finnish ballads. Amongst other work I am trying to turn one of the stories—which is really a very… Expand
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Bibliography (in English) for 2004
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