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Author: Leena Kaunonen
Publication title: The Roads That Lead Far Away: The history of Finnish modernist movements and the rise of Post-war modernism
Conference: NORLIT 2009: Codex and Code, Aesthetics, Language and Politics in an Age of Digital Media, Stockholm, August 6-9, 2009
Publication type: Article
Issue: 42
Article No.: 3
Language: English
Abstract: In this paper, I will make some preliminary remarks on the issue, with the objective to start the discussion of international connections and dimensions of Finnish post-war literature. I will chart the historical context of Finnish modernism, and explain the use of modernism in defining and naming literary periods in Finnish literary history. In the introductory part of my paper, I will investigate the conceptual and historical background of post-war-modernism by noting in which ways international modernism arrived in Finland. My intention is not to embark here on an in-depth study of the modernist aesthetics and the complete history of the reception of international modernism in Finland. For my present purposes, I will focus on certain historical impulses, which I consider most relevant to post-war modernism. I will outline the major issues in the contemporary literary journals and to give a brief overview of the critical discourse in order to map the impulses that came from abroad and contributed to the formation of modernist aesthetics in Finnish literary and cultural circles.
Publisher: Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet
Year: 2009
Available: 2010-04-27
No. of pages: 11
Pages: 31-41
Series: Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print): 1650-3740
ISSN (online): 1650-3686
File: http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/042/003/ecp0942003.pdf

Kaunonen, Leena (2009). The Roads That Lead Far Away: The history of Finnish modernist movements and the rise of Post-war modernism. http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/042/003/ (2022-09-25)

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