Pentti Holappa

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Pentti Holappa at the late 1950s.

Pentti Vihtori Holappa (born August 11, 1927) is a Finnish poet and writer. Born in Ylikiiminki to a family of modest means, he held numerous jobs before becoming Minister of Culture. Self-educated, he has published close to fifteen volumes of poetry, six novels, and numerous essays. He has also worked as a translator; among the poets and authors whose work he has translated into Finnish are Charles Baudelaire, Pierre Reverdy, and J. M. G. Le Clézio. He received the Finlandia Prize in 1998.

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  • Long Words: Poems 1950–1994 (1997)
  • Ystävän muotokuva: Portrait of a Friend

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