RAUDSEP, Nora and Paul de STOECKLIN. Le Kalewipoeg: Legende Epique Estonienne.

(Paris): Les Presses Universitaires de France, 1930.  First edition.  Octavo.  126 pages.  Scarce, first, French adaptation of Kalevipoeg the founding chef-d’oeuvre of Estonian literature.  The work was compiled in 1857–61 by the Estonian physician, folklorist, and poet F. Reinhold Kreutzwald, during a period referred to as the national awakening. The work became the focus of the nascent 19th-century Estonian nationalism and independence movement and subsequently exercised considerable influence on the country’s literature, art, and music. A good copy in printed wrappers.  Wrappers chipped at edges and heavily worn at spine.  An important early translation, the work wasn’t translated into English until 1982.  



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