Aale Tynni

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Aale Tynni
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Gold medal – first place 1948 London Lyric

Aale Maria Tynni-Haavio (3 October 1913 – 21 October 1997) was a Finnish poet and translator and wife of fellow Finnish poet Martti Haavio.

She is best known for editing and translating European poetry ranging from the Middle Ages into Finnish in a comprehensive anthology of entitled Tuhat Laulujen Vuotta in (1957).

She won a Gold Medal at the 1948 Summer Olympics in London in the Lyric Works, Literature category for "Laurel of Hellas".

Personal life[edit]

Tynni was born in Ingria. She married fellow poet Martti Haavio, her second husband, in 1960. After he died in 1973, Tynni and Katariina Eskola compiled his notes and correspondence, which were later released as a series of books.[1]

She is buried in the Hietaniemi Cemetery in Helsinki.[2]

Works[edit]

  • Kynttiläsydän, 1938
  • Vesilintu, 1940
  • Lähde ja matkamies, 1943
  • Lehtimaja, 1946
  • Soiva metsä, 1947
  • Ylitse vuorten lasisten, 1949
  • Tuntematon puu, 1952
  • Kerttu ja Perttu ja muut talon lapset, 1953
  • Kissa liukkaalla jäällä ja muita satuja, 1954
  • Torni virrassa, 1954
  • Vieraana vihreällä saarella, 1954
  • Heikin salaisuudet, 1956
  • Tuhat laulujen vuotta, 1957
  • Yhdeksän kaupunkia, 1958
  • Maailmanteatteri, 1961
  • Muuttohaukat, 1965
  • Balladeja ja romansseja, 1967
  • Lasten paratiisi, 1968
  • Pidä rastaan laulusta kiinni, 1969
  • Tarinain lähde, 1974
  • Olen vielä kaukana, 1978
  • Vuodenajat, 1987
  • Inkeri, Inkerini, 1990
  • Rautamarskin aika, 1991 (näytelmä)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pentik, Lauri (1 January 2005). "Haavio, Martti". Encyclopaedia of Religion. Gale via Highbeam Research. Retrieved 11 August 2012. (subscription required)
  2. ^ "Hietaniemen hautausmaa – merkittäviä vainajia" (PDF). Helsingin seurakuntayhtymä. Retrieved 27 August 2016. 

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