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Arto Paasilinna (1942–2018)

Autor(a) de The Year of the Hare

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About the Author

Arto Paasilinna was born on April 20, 1942 in the Alakylä part of the municipality of Kittilä, in Lapland, Finland. Arto Paasilinna studied at the General and Elementary School Line at the Lapland Folk Academy. He initially worked as a journalist at Nuoren Voiman Liitto, Nuori Voima-lehti and mostrar mais various newspapers as writer and editor. At the weekly magazine Apu, he was an editor from 1968 - 1970 and later a columnist from 1975 - 1988. In 1975 he wrote The Year of the Hare in response to his feeling that journalism was becoming superficial and meaningless. The book was an immediate success and from 1975 on Paasilinna became an independent writer. He still writes journalism articles and has been a columnist on Finnish radio. In 2002, for Paasilinna's 60th anniversary, journalist Eino Leino published a biography of Paasilinna called Lentojätkä. Arto Paasilinnan elämä" ("The Flight Dude"). The same year Paasilinna published his own autobiography called Yhdeksän unelmaa ("Nine Night's Dream"). As of 2009, Paasilinna has published about 12 non-fiction books and 35 novels, with almost one novel each year from 1972 to 2009. Paasilinna's books reflect quite common Finnish life, usually from a middle-aged male perspective, and in rural Finland. His title Year of the Hare made the New York Times Best Seller list for 2011. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
Image credit: Arto Paasilinna at the Central House of Artist (Moscow, Russia), 2007. Photo by Wikipedia user "Bff".

Obras de Arto Paasilinna

The Year of the Hare (1989) 1,596 cópias
A Charming Mass Suicide (1990) 901 cópias
The Howling Miller (1981) 545 cópias
The Sweet Poison Cook (1988) 480 cópias
The Forest of the Hanged Foxes (1983) 393 cópias
Life short, Rytkönen long (1991) 291 cópias
Ukkosenjumalan poika (1984) 245 cópias
Maailman paras kylä (1992) 228 cópias
Onnellinen mies (1976) 196 cópias
Paratiisisaaren vangit (1997) 195 cópias
Kymmenen riivinrautaa (2001) 175 cópias
Heaven Help Us (1989) 150 cópias
Herranen aika (1980) 148 cópias
Adam och Eva (1993) 135 cópias
La fattoria dei malfattori (1998) 126 cópias
Suomalainen kärsäkirja (2005) 92 cópias
Sang chaud, nerfs d'acier (2006) 87 cópias
Vapahtaja Surunen (1986) 61 cópias
Isoisää etsimässä (1977) 46 cópias
Rietas rukousmylly : romaani (2007) 43 cópias
Sotahevonen : romaani (1979) 32 cópias
Lentävä kirvesmies (1996) 28 cópias
Kultainen nousukas : romaani (1982) 23 cópias
Yhdeksän unelmaa (2002) 14 cópias
Eurooppalaiset kasvot (1980) 4 cópias
Piruparat (1992) 3 cópias
Karvainen kamaripalvelija (2006) 3 cópias
Sadan vuoden savotta (2003) 2 cópias
Uskonnollinen trilogia (1992) 2 cópias
Hors-la-loi (2015) 2 cópias
Kuusilaakson tarinoita (2006) 2 cópias
Vaellustarinat (1992) 1 exemplar(es)
Paasilinna Arto 1 exemplar(es)
Yksinaiset taistelijat (1992) 1 exemplar(es)
Lummav vabasurmasõit : [romaan] (1997) 1 exemplar(es)
Suomalaisten kulkupelit (2008) 1 exemplar(es)
Sotajutut (Finnish Edition) (1992) 1 exemplar(es)
Meri- ja avaruusmatkailijat (1992) 1 exemplar(es)
Kansallinen vieraskirja 1 exemplar(es)
Nezhnaia otravitelnitsa (2008) 1 exemplar(es)

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April 2023 Group Read: The Year of the Hare em 1001 Books to read before you die (Maio 2023)


This short Finnish tale follows Vatanen, a journalist who decides his meandering life comprising of a dull job, miserable and controlling wife and insufficient friend, isn't what he wants or needs. He arrives at this realisation upon running to the aid of a young hare that he and his friend have hit whilst driving. In outrage to his illogical worry towards a common countryside creature his friend decides to teach Vatanen a lesson by driving off leaving him stranded in the wilderness. The lesson Vatanen learns spans the entire year as he sheds his former restrictive life and roams wild and free across Finland as a trusted ward to the hare. And in their companionship they share many an adventure, which in turn gives the reader a taste of Finnish life and the pertinent characters and politics of the time.… (mais)
Dzaowan | outras 80 resenhas | Feb 15, 2024 |
adze117 | outras 20 resenhas | Sep 24, 2023 |
Un vieil homme, qui perd la mémoire des évènements récents, prend un jour un taxi. Ne sachant ni d'où il vient ni où il va, il entraîne le chauffeur dans une errance à travers le grand Nord finlandais, une "cavale" riche en épisodes rocambolesques et rencontres fantaisistes
Dabs | outras 8 resenhas | Sep 4, 2023 |
Now that I've decided to try to 'review' each book that I have cataloged, there will be books( like this one) where I may recall reading it some years ago, may or may not remember how or why I liked it, but still can recall only a few or maybe no details about the experience.
mykl-s | outras 80 resenhas | Jul 25, 2023 |



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