Land of Heroes: A Retelling of the Kalevala Resources & Further Study

Ursula Synge
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Commire, Anne, ed. Something about the Author. Detroit: Gale Research, 1976.

The article on Synge provides the most insightful biographical commentary on her approach to writing and the value of myth.

Deutsch, Babette. Heroes of the "Kalevala," Finland's Saga. New York: Messner, 1940. The only other English version of the Kalevala still in print, Deutsch's poetic adaptation provides a useful comparison for analyzing Synge's techniques and goals.

Gillies, Eva. "Twilight of the Gods."

Times Literary Supplement (December 2, 1977): 1410. Gillies discusses the confusing moral attitudes presented by the heroes of the Kalevala.

Gordon, Mary. "Adventures in a Charmed Universe." New York Times Book Review (April 17, 1980): 45, 67.

Although this is a review of Synge's The Giant at the Ford, Gordon's analysis of the author's use of magic and legend is helpful in understanding Land of Heroes.

Guirand, Felix. "Finno-Ugric Mythology." In Larousse Encyclopedia of Mythology, edited by Felix Guirand.

London: Paul Hamlyn, 1962.

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