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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Second, it seems that this translation has drastically slashed the length of the original novel, resulting in a story that alternately drags and leaps without any real internal logic. During the Winter War — and the Continuation War —Waltari worked in the government information center, now wwltari placing his literary skills at the service of political propaganda.

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In terms of style, the novel is considered to be the Finnish equivalent to the works of the American writers of the Lost Generation. It’s hard to tell how much of my assessment is based on the fl editing and how much on the original story, so I wanted to make that clear at the outset!

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As a boy, he witnessed the Finnish Civil War in Helsinki. Want to Read saving…. The Etruscan really liked it 4. A human can redeem ten additional years from the gods and a nation or city one hundred years, but by more than that none can prolong existence. War and Peace Leo Tolstoy. Visit our homepage and find this week’s Massive Discounts on worldwide bestsellers until Friday.

The second half, on the other hand, what about the shifting balance of the great powers of the time: There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Waltari oma tuntud headuses.

Waltari also was, for a while, a member of the liberal literary movement Tulenkantajat, though his political and social views later turned conservative. He was married in and had a daughter, Satu, who also became a writer. An Echo in the Bone Diana Gabaldon.


Later he eel in the University of Helsinki as a theology student, according to his mother’s wishes, but soon abandoned theology in favour of philosophy, aesthetics and literature, graduating in Lists with This Book. For me the first half was non-eventful, a charade about men’s desires and women’s deceit. It’s hard to tell how much of my assessment is based on the unsympathetic editing and how much on the original story, so I wanted to make My comments on this book must be prefaced by two caveats.

He became a member of the Finnish Academy in and received an honorary doctorate at the University of Turku in It would great book for me if I haven’t read Egyptian first Trivia About The Etruscan. His abduction of one of the servants of the temple of Aphrodite at Eryx provides many amorous adventures. Jun 26, Jan rated it liked it.

In Waltari’s historical novel The Adventurer, taking place in the 16th century, the hero is a Finn who goes to Paris during his twenties and lives there a rather bohemian life. Open Preview See a Problem? Un gran libro para cualquier persona interesada en leer sobre la Edad Antigua. Throughout the s and s, Waltari worked hectically as a journalist and critic, writing for a number of newspapers and magazines and travelling widely in Europe.

Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoyevsky. The Mjka of the Girls Pat Barker. I remember being sometimes bored.


I recommend this to all who want to read a high-quality historical-fiction. A Gathering of Ghosts Karen Maitland. Judging by comments from people who’ve read the original, Waltari’s text is actually much richer and more lyrical than is suggested in this translation. After the war, he also wrote several novellas, showing particular mastery in this genre. Another very good book, written infrom Mika Waltari. Don’t wsltari me wrong, I liked it but still it is no Sinuhe, which I absolutely love.

Earlier I thought that, given Waltari’s aptitude to show us how exciting life can be, and how practical religion can be, in a world without magic as he did in the Dark Angel and the Egyptian, I would like to think he is not now relying on magical elements. Set in the 5th century BC, this is the story of Turms, an exile who has come to Delphi seeking mi,a in the aftermath of a religious crime.


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The Moon Sister Lucinda Riley. The Tattooist of Auschwitz Heather Morris. I will put here to finish this one quote of the book that I liked: Waltari wrote over half a walhari ago, and even so used older phrasings in his historical novels, so the language might be a little tough for a modern reader.

The Midnight Rose Lucinda Riley.

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The story of Turms is intriguing, adventurous, fast-paced action on some parts and with interior reflection, philosophical themes approached on other parts, but not exaggerated. To ask other readers questions about The Etruscanplease sign up.

You can find further bafflement, and a longer review, here on my blog: He wrote at least 29 novels, 15 novellas, 6 collections of stories or fairy-tales, 6 collections of poetry and 26 plays, as well as screenplays, radioplays, non-fiction, translations, and hundreds of reviews and articles. It’s amazing how Mika Waltari can immerse you in the ancient world, the story is just amazing and it will make you want to cry, run, hit someone.

Egrusco, the real thing is much more subtile than that but the Chicago Tribune described the book as: Carthage, Greece, Persia, and above those the very developed and fading league of etruscan cities and the very crude and ambitious new Roman state. Recognised walari the oracle as a man of destiny, he is acquitted and then embarks on a journey around the ancient Mediterranean, taking in battle with the Persians, piracy and – eventually – a romance with a priestess of Aphrodite, the alluring Arsinoe.

Lincoln in the Bardo George Saunders.