Linnas under the north star, widely considered the most significant work of finnish literature published during finlands independence, is the first volume of an epic trilogy of the same title. Mother finlands chosen sacrifice to world history unknown soldiers follows the fates of a ramshackle troupe of machinegunners in the second world war, as they argue, joke, swear, cadge a loaf of bread or a cigarette, combat both boredom and horror in the swamps and pine forests and discover that war will make or break them. The book considers issues of climate change, energy, food security, toxins. Drawing on linna s own wartime experiences, this gritty and realistic account shatters the myth of the noble, obedient finnish soldier. A david and goliath tale that you wish would continue on. The unknown soldier 2017 and the finnish collective memory of war.
A novel of a finnish soldier during the second world war. Discover book depositorys huge selection of linna vaino books online. The 960th greatest books from finland is a journal of writing from and about finland. The first edition of the novel was published in december 3rd 1954, and was written by vaino linna. Enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. This first part of this historical work, which encompasses finnish history from the 1880s to the 1950s, depicts the turn of the 20th century 18841907. Get an adfree experience with special benefits, and directly support reddit. Hello select your address best sellers todays deals new releases books electronics gift ideas customer service home todays deals new releases books. Vaino linna was one of the most influential finnish authors of the 20th century. Download the unknown soldier 2017 bluray 720p 1080p. He shot to immediate literary fame with his third novel, tuntematon sotilas the unknown soldier, published in 1954, and consolidated his position with the trilogy taalla pohjantahden alla under the north star, published in 19591963 and translated into english by richard impola.
He gained literary fame with his third novel, tuntematon sotilas the unknown soldier, published in 1954, and consolidated his position with the trilogy taalla pohjantahden alla under the north star, published in 19591963 and translated into english by richard impola. Vaino linna, author of the unknown soldier, a novel dealing with finlands 194144 war with the soviet union, died on tuesday at a hospital in kangasala, a small town in central finland. It reminds of the tales of sevastopol but, unlike tolstoy, linna lacks the rethoric that, often, the russian likes to indulge on. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction. Free download or read online the unknown soldier pdf epub book. The unknown soldier by vaino linna and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.
First published in 1954, this second world war epic is a classic in its authors native finland. Im always looking for good war lit, and vaino linnas unknown soldiers is better that good. Puhdistus by sofi oksanen ennen paivanlaskua ei voi by johanna sinisalo the unknown soldier by vaino linna by mika waltari. Discover book depositorys huge selection of vaino linna books online. The book is written in a very realistic style and is considered one of the best war novels ever. Viewed as a war documentary, the setting the finnishrussian border where the finns are fighting the juggernaut of their historic winter war. The unknown soldier by vaino linna is considered to be one of the most. The unknown soldier is a story about the continuation war betw. I bought both the english translation and the finnish original when i lived in helsinki during the summer of 2000. Vaino linna 19201992 was a celebrated finnish author. The unknown soldier is a novel by finnish author vaino linna.
Published in 1954, the unknown soldier chronicles the continuation war between finland and the soviet union during 19411944 from the viewpoint of ordinary finnish soldiers. The unknown soldier or unknown soldiers is a war novel by finnish author vaino linna. Unknown soldiers ebook by vaino linna 9780141977058. Probably one of, if not the most, underestimated writer of the 20th century, vaino linna, depicts war in all its dry, monstrous brutality. Read unknown soldiers by vaino linna available from rakuten kobo. He gained literary fame with his third novel, tuntematon sotilas the unknown soldier, published in 1954, and consolidated his position with the trilogy taalla pohjantahden alla under the north star, published in 19591963.
Im always looking for good war lit, and vaino linna s unknown soldiers is better that good. There they stood, bumbling into lines with a bit of difficulty. The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of 338 pages and is available in hardcover format. The unknown soldier by vaino linna is a classic of finnish literature. Certainly makes me want to read more of vaino linna s workd. Stream the unknown soldier 2017 hd synopsis the unknown soldier 2017 a film adaptation of vaino linna s best selling novel the unknown soldier 1954 and the novels unedited manuscript version, sotaromaani. Buy the unknown soldier by vaino linna from amazons fiction books store. Any shooting i do is to save my own life, and not for a ribbon and a hunk of bronze. A classic set in a nearly unknown theater of the second world war that continues to be relevant today.903 1208 103 259 878 34 1582 1004 495 1097 1283 747 1494 1553 996 864 1259 778 1664 908 1214 677 1459 1162 853 1246 790 1148 1167 801 1390 324 1412 216 855 867 793 201 696 246 332 667 1157 734