Helsinki in Early Twentieth-Century Literature - Urban Experiences in Finnish Prose Fiction 1890–1940

Ameel, Lieven
Title: Helsinki in Early Twentieth-Century Literature - Urban Experiences in Finnish Prose Fiction 1890–1940
Authors: Ameel, Lieven (Author)
Product number: 9789522225481
Product form: Paperback
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Publ. product code: 1339472
Publisher: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura
Series: Studia Fennica Litteraria 8
Edition: 2014
Publication year: 2014
Language: English
Pages: 241
Product family: Literature
Studia Fennica Litteraria
Library classification: 86 KIRJALLISUUSTIEDE
National Library's descriptors: kirjallisuudentutkimus, suomenkielinen kirjallisuus, romaanit, novellit, kaupunkikuva, kaupunkitila, miljöökuvaus, kaupungit, Helsinki
Key words: Urban landscape
Literary Helsinki: a city of leisure and light, divided along the fault lines of gender, class and language; a dizzying and dazzling threshold of modernity; alienating, mesmerizing and endearing.
This first monograph to examine experiences of Helsinki in literature written in Finnish shows that rich descriptions of urban life have formed an integral part of Finnish literature from the late nineteenth century onward. Based on an analysis of more than sixty novels and collections of short stories, it tells the naturally evolving story of how Helsinki was experienced in literature.