The original novel was published in 1985.
Finlandia Prize nominee 1985, World Fantasy Award nominee 2005, International Horror Guild Award nominee 2005.
Tainaron: Mail From Another City is the first American publication by the internationally acclaimed Finnish author, Leena Krohn. Tainaron consists of a series of letters sent beyond the sea from a city of insects. Tainaron is a book of changes. It speaks of metamorphoses that test all of nature from a flea to a star, from stone and grass to a human. The same irresistible force that gives us birth, also kills us. Nominated for the prestigious Finlandia prize, this is the perfect introduction to the work of a modern fabulist.
Leena Krohn (born 1947) is one of the most distinctive and guileless geniuses of contemporary Finnish literature. She has written poetry, children's books, novels, fables, short stories, essays and texts that combine all the aforementioned genres with the possibilities of science and fantasy.
Unlike with other Finnish writers in general, the history of the country's literature provides no easy model for Krohn. In Krohn's production, fable-like contents serve philosophic and metaphysical ends, while on the other hand its scientific aspects may be viewed jointly as a subgenre of fantasy and fable.
The novel Tainaron: Mail from another city (1985) consists of a series of letters sent beyond the sea from a city ... (more)