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On the Reception of Estonian Literature in Europe

Author(s): Cornelius Hasselblatt
Subject(s): Estonian Literature, Translation Studies, Theory of Literature
Published by: SA Kultuurileht
Keywords: translations; foreign reception; Estonian literature; Kalevipoeg; Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald; Jaan Kross; Andrus Kivirähk; Maarja Kangro;

Summary/Abstract: The article investigates the foreign reception of Estonian literature and concentrates on why some piece of literature is chosen for translation and how its distribution works. It comprises four case studies, i.e. the Estonian epic „Kalevipoeg” by Friedrich Reinhold Kreutzwald, the novel „The Czar’s Madman” by Jaan Kross, „The Man Who Spoke Snakish” by Andrus Kivirähk, and „Child of Glass” by Maarja Kangro. It shows how different times, different language areas and different approaches constitute various versions of reception.

  • Issue Year: LXII/2019
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 85-93
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Estonian