Reconciliation

Reconciliation Reconciliation is the final installment in Linna s Under the North Star trilogy In the entire trilogy the Koskela family serves as the catalyst of the people s experiences in Finland over three gener

  • Title: Reconciliation
  • Author: Väinö Linna Richard Impola
  • ISBN: 9780968588185
  • Page: 388
  • Format: Paperback
  • Reconciliation is the final installment in Linna s Under the North Star trilogy In the entire trilogy, the Koskela family serves as the catalyst of the people s experiences in Finland over three generations Linna s insightful social psychological descriptions reaches breath taking heights in this third volume This third part is a depiction of the further experiences ofReconciliation is the final installment in Linna s Under the North Star trilogy In the entire trilogy, the Koskela family serves as the catalyst of the people s experiences in Finland over three generations Linna s insightful social psychological descriptions reaches breath taking heights in this third volume This third part is a depiction of the further experiences of the Koskelas during the first decades of Finland s independence All three parts reflect Linna s exceptionally captivating style of writing and psychological understanding of the interaction between individual feelings and social order Part Three offers a detailed account of the various attitudes toward the social reforms, which were ultimately implemented as a consequence of the Civil War of 1918 After WWII, the nation advances on its way toward reconciliation Vilho Koskela, Jussi and Alma Koskela s grandson, lives to become one of the leading heroes of V in Linna s other Finnish masterpiece The Unknown Soldier.

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    About “Väinö Linna Richard Impola

    • Väinö Linna Richard Impola

      V in Linna was one of the most influential Finnish authors of the 20th century 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 T ll Pohjant hden alla Under the North Star, published in 1959 1963 and translated into English by Richard Impola.V in Linna was born in Urjala in the Pirkanmaa region He was the seventh child of Viktor Vihtori Linna 1874 1927 and Johanna Maria Maija Linna 1888 1972 However, Linna s father, a butcher, died when V in Linna was only eight years old Thus his mother had to support the entire family by working at a nearby manor Despite his background, Linna s interest in literature began early on As a child, Linna loved adventure novels which he borrowed from the local library The author s education was, however, limited to six years at a public school which he finished in the mid 1930s After working as a lumberjack and a farm hand at the same manor where his mother had worked, Linna moved to Tampere in 1938 Typical of his generation, the adolescent author to be moved from the countryside to a developing city in search of industrial labour which he found at the Finlayson textile mills.In 1940, Linna was conscripted into the army The Second World War had broken out, and for Linna s part it meant participation in the Continuation War 1941 44 He fought on the eastern front In addition to being a squad leader, he wrote notes and observations about his and his unit s experiences Already at this point Linna knew that writing would be his preferred occupation However, failure to get the notes published led him to burn them In spite of rejection, the idea of a novel, which would depict ordinary soldiers views on war, would later lead him to write The Unknown Soldier.After the war, Linna got married and started writing whilst working at the mills during the day Throughout his time at Finlayson, V in Linna read avidly Such authors as Schopenhauer, Dostoyevsky, and Nietzsche gained Linna s respect Linna later said that Erich Maria Remarque s All Quiet on the Western Front had also had a great influence on him However, Linna s first two novels P m r and Musta rakkaus sold poorly he also wrote poetry but did not enjoy success with that either Not until the release of The Unknown Soldier 1954 did he rise to fame It is evident that at the time there was a distinct social need for a novel that would deal with the war and ordinary people s role in it A decade after the peace treaty with the Soviet Union many Finns were ready to reminisce, some even in a critical manner The Unknown Soldier satisfied that need completely, as its characters were unarguably diverse, realistic yet heroic, than those of earlier Finnish war novels The book soon became something of a best seller, as it sold 175,000 copies in only six months quite a lot for a Finnish novel in the 1950s Yet, the reception of the book was harsh In Finland s biggest newspaper, Helsingin Sanomat, the critic Toini Havu argued in her infamous review that Linna did not present his characters in a grand historical and ethical context, which she thought was crucial Also modernists treated The Unknown Soldier with contempt At the time Tuomas Anhava referred to The Unknown Soldier as a boy s book because of its action packed storyline The acceptance of the general public and Linna s determination were, however, enough to outdo the criticism in the end.In the mid 50s, Linna moved to H meenkyr and began to cultivate crops In 1959, the first part of Under the North Star was released The book was a success and other parts were to follow The second part was published in 1960 and the final part in 1963 In 1964, Linna sold the farm and moved back to Tampere This time he did not return to Finlayson, as he now could dedicate his life entirely to literature due to the financial success hi

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    • En muista, ett olisin ollut ikin ennen yht usein vedet silmiss yhden kirjasarjan takia Etenkin sarjan toinen ja t m kolmas osa olivat rimm isen koskettavia En voi muuta kuin suositella aivan kaikille



    • Kolmas kirja oli t ynn kuolemaa ja karuja kohtaloita J i trilogiasta v hiten lemppariksi, mutta vaikea on j tt monien kuuntelutuntien j lkeen Koskelan perhe taakse Yksi vaikuttavimpia ja opettavaisimpia lukukokemuksia.


    • The first half of the book moves slowly as the people Pentti s Corner get on with life and living together the old enmities come to the surface from time to time but the losers of the Civil War begin to realise they have won many new rights Akseli moves on and focuses on building his farm and a future for his sons who will now be able to inherit property Life is still tough and equality is not quite there.Then comes the Winter War But the former enemies of the Reds and Whites are now united in t [...]



    • The tone of this final part of the trilogy is elegiac The tragic impact of World War II and Finland s great losses is muted This is partly because most readers already know the fate of one of the most beloved figures, who is the central character of Unknown Soldiers Partly it is that the deaths of key characters in the war are balanced by all the other deaths, from sickness and old age, of many other characters It is also because, unlike in the previous two books, death is now experienced as an [...]


    • It s amazing to see how life in Finland has changed so much for good Once, the land of poverty, inferior group of people who constantly seeking for acknowledgment, and of anguish of war victims had transformed into a prosperous one with a highly admirable social security for its people.Reconciliation is a beautiful closure for a long read it is smarter, even sensitive and, in a way, opened my eyes of how daunting a war could be, that even the most insignificant soldier actually has a life to li [...]


    • Kokonaisuutena t m kirjasarja oli varsin vaikuttava Se kertoi niin selke sti sodan ajan Suomesta, ettei en paljon selittelyit kaipaa Nuoremmalle lukijalle t m on siis todella avartava teos Linnan kertojan taidot ovat todella taidokkaat ja kirjan teksti on mukavaa lukea Varsinkin kaksi viimeist osaa ovat tapahtumarikkaita Kirjat kertovat tasapuolisesti el m rintamalla ja kotona samaan aikaan, joka on varsinainen harvinaisuus V in Linnan hahmokaarti on suuri, mutta se tulee kirjojen my t tutuksi E [...]


    • Hyv sarja, Linnan kirjoitustyyli on hyv Historian tapahtumista saa todellisen kuvan ja ymm rt menneisyytt paremmin P t sosa on yht hyv kuin aiemmat.


    • This is the culmination of a fantastic series I know very little about Finnish history and culture, but couldn t put the books down.


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