Friday, June 16, 2006

Johannes Salminen

While researching background material related to Väinö Linna’s Tuntematon sotilas (The Unknown Soldier), I came across this long and fascinating interview with Finland-Swedish literary scholar and critic Johannes Salminen. It's in Swedish, and it reveals much about postwar Finnish literary and political life, the feuding within the Finland-Swedish literary and cultural establishment, the place of Finland in postwar Europe, Finland's relations with Russia, the Kekkonen era, and many other topics not often discussed in public, either in Finland or abroad.
Post a Comment