The Maid Silja The History of the Last Offshoot of an Old Family Tree The history of the last offshoot of an old family tree a girl called Silja who struggles to survive in the agrarian Finland of the first half of the th century

  • Title: The Maid Silja: The History of the Last Offshoot of an Old Family Tree
  • Author: F.E. Sillanpää Alexander Matson
  • ISBN: 9780877972808
  • Page: 302
  • Format: Paperback
  • The history of the last offshoot of an old family tree, a girl called Silja, who struggles to survive in the agrarian Finland of the first half of the 20th century.

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    1. Read this in Finland as an exchange student. It seemed to me that it revealed a lot about the essential character of the Finns and the land they love. Interesting history and story.

    2. Harvoin olen kokenut hiljaisuuden kirjassa näin voimakkaana. Voisin arvella, että loppuratkaisun kertominen alkuun oli harkittua, jotta kirjassa ei olisi turhia jännitteitä vaan se pysyisi juuri tällaisena, jotta Silja kokonaisteoksena omaisi samat laadut kuin Silja henkilönä. Samaa tunnelmaa ruokkivat myös ennakoivat lauseet pitkin tarinaa.Ihan erikoisen tyyni kirja, vaikka (sisällis)sotakuvaustakin oli verevöittämässä.Voisin kuvitella, että tämä olisi kirja jota lukisin äänee [...]

    3. I've started this book three hours ago, and I'm already through the half of it. It's an enjoyable reading, as a fan of Scandinavian literature, i can say that this book gives you a good opportunity to observe and contemplate the life of the finnish people at the end of the 19th century. It also takes you on a journey where you'll be smiling (imagining the young Silja running outside in the sun), going sad (there are some sad deaths throughout the book) and overall enjoying the descriptions about [...]

    4. I am surprised that I have never heard of this book by the Nobel Prize winner in Literature of 1939. It was a difficult book to read at the start because it is obviously a translation from Finnish. It took me a while to get accustomed to the rythm and style of the writing translated into English, and then I found myself really enjoying the story. The Maid Silja is a rather depressing story of the downfall of the Salmelus family who suffer one tragedy after another until, in the end, Silja dies a [...]

    5. If you want romance and a happy ending don't read this: we are told on Page 1 that Silja dies young. But if you want to learn what life was like in Scandinavia a century or two ago, do read it. The farms, forests, lakes and flowers of Finland are beautifully described. I learned much about Finnish social customs and farm life (hard, but didn't sound unbearable even for hired hands male or female). The book has a dreamy quality. For the first 150 pages or more, there is no clue as to what year it [...]

    6. The Nobel committee said in 1939 that Sillanpää won expressly for this book. It was was an uninspiring book. I don't see how I'm supposed to harbor any compassion for the main character, a girl named Silja who starts out in her pre-teen years as semi-well off but then her father dies, the farm is lost, and she leads a life of being a farm maid at one farm then another. Then she dies.It sounds harsh to describe a plot so flatly but there is no connection to the main character, no sympathy or em [...]

    7. Bir Dönemi güzel anlatan bir kitap. Zamanın getirdiği yokluğu da varlığıda, taşra kızının önce evlilik dışı yaşaması sonra evlenmesi, ailevi sorunlar kitap içerik olarak çok doluydu yalnız çeviri kötüydü. Benim okuduğum çeviri çok eski baskıydı belki yeni baskılarda çeviri böyle değildir

    8. I loved the melancholic beauty of this book. I wished all good things for Silja during the entire book, even if the reader knows right from the start her life is not going to be about lasting happiness, but more about giving things up, one by one. Sometimes, no matter how kind a soul you are or how hard you work, you won't be rewarded/get what you "deserve". The parts that took place during the Finnish civil war (first years of independency of Finland and Russian revolution) were fascinating and [...]

    9. Es lohnt sich doch immer mal wieder, (im übertragenen Sinne) den elterlichen Dachboden zu durchwühlen. So geschehen vor etlichen Jahren, fiel mir dereinst Silja, die Magd vom finnischen Literatur-Nobelpreisträger Frans Eemil Sillanpää in die Hände. Nach zig weiteren Lenzen schaffte ich es dieser Tage endlich, mich dem erdverbunden betitelten Werk zu widmen.Es dauerte nur wenige Seiten, bis mich vor allem die heuer freilich altertümlich anmutende Sprache konkret eingenommen hatte. Denn int [...]

    10. I discovered this book when I read a review tucked into the pages of a book about learning Finnish. The review was by Timothy Crouse, author of The Boys on the Bus, and I wish I had not misplaced it, because he was able to articulate the beautiful thrall that this book had on me in a way that I cannot. In brief, the story is about a Finnish girl born just before the turn of the last century and her short life, which includes her being orphaned at 12, having to become a servant for various househ [...]

    11. This is the first book I have read by a finnish author. It was interesting for me (as a romanian) to find out about 'country-life' in Finland.The book is very thoughtful, you can actually feel the whole atmosphere, there are described a lot of feelings I also experienced in my lifetime. Key element - the connection between nature and human.In the first half of the book, it is presented the life of Kusta, Silja's father - a little bit of his childhood and then as a grown up with his wife after he [...]

    12. "The summer-morning death of Silja, that lonely figure left to her own resources, may thus be seen as the end of a long chain of events that we can regard as beginning thirty years earlier, when Silja's father, Kustaa, inherited the Salmelus farm."So begins this novel, which then takes us back through the events of young Silja's sad life: her father's marriage to a woman of unfortunate family, plus his own weak character cause the loss of the family farm. Further events find the girl working as [...]

    13. Sillanpään yhteys ympäröivään luontoon ja alkuvoimaisiin ihmisiin on erityistä. Hänen ajatuksensa liikehtii pilvinä taivaalla. Kultaisiksi kypsyneillä viljatasangoilla, veden peilikuvissa. Ihmisen ikä -kuolinhethestä katsottuna - on kuin lyhyt paikoilleen pysähtynyt näky, kaihoa herättävä vertauskuva:"Kaikki etääntyy mutta yksi tulee yhä lähemmäksi. Pian he saavat jo kohdata, ensin päivälläen kahden kesken lehtopolulla. Siellä he menevät ikään kuin nukkumaan kosketta [...]

    14. I had to stop reading after 30 pages because I couldn't stand it anymore. The author keeps jumping from one thing to another with no apparent connection, using characters that come out of thin air, and there's almost no action, it's mostly a description of actions. It's too chaotic, I really don't like it. I rarely leave a book unfinished and I usually love anything related to Finland, but this is just too much.

    15. This is an excellent novel on peasant life by Frans Sillanpaa, the first Finnish writer to win the Nobel Prize for literature in 1939. This story also goes by the name of "Fallen Asleep While Young" and it depicts the loves (and struggles) of a young peasant girl who falls into economic ruin, and her ensuing struggles to persevere in life.

    16. Sillanpään mestarillinen kielenkäyttö on Siljassa merkillepantavaa. Kukaan nykyajan kirjailija ei voisi kirjoittaa samoin kuulostamatta lattealta tai ylitunteelliselta. Sillanpää ei saanut Nobelia suotta ja Silja on mielestäni eräs suomalaisen kirjallisuuden hienoimpia kirjoja.

    17. momentous in bringing the barren reality back to life; it's crude yet sensitive and sensitising, Sillanpaa cannot leave one unimpressedtziune/2011/07/

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