Joel Lehtonen

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Joel Lehtonen (11 November 1881 – 1934) was a Finnish author, translator, critic and journalist. He was born in Sääminki (now part of Savonlinna). His childhood was fatherless and poverty-stricken, his mother suffered from mental frailties and Joel himself was forced into paupery. Joel's foster mother supported his schooling and Lehtonen was able to study literature for a few years in the University of Helsinki, but dropped out without completing a degree.

As an author, he began as a neoromanticist, but after the Finnish Civil War his outlook transformed into deep pessimism and disenchanted scepticism.

He committed suicide by hanging himself with a rope, that had been used to wrap up a parcel of books, in November 1934.[1]


Bibliography[edit]

  • Paholaisen viulu (1904)
  • Perm (1904)
  • Mataleena (1905)
  • Villi (1905)
  • Tarulinna : Suomen kansan satuja Suomen lapsille (1906)
  • Myrtti ja alppiruusu (1911)
  • Rakkaita muistoja (1911)
  • Punainen mylly (1913)
  • Kerran kesällä (1917)
  • Kuolleet omenapuut (1918)
  • Putkinotkon metsäläiset (1919)
  • Putkinotkon herrastelijat (1920)
  • Rakastunut rampa eli Sakris Kukkelman, köyhä polseviikki
  • Sorron lapset (1923)
  • Punainen mies (1925)
  • Lintukoto (1929)
  • Hyvästijättö lintukodolle, (1934)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Authors and Books - Joel Lehtonen (1881-1934

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