World Fantasy Award nominee 2016.
From cities of giant insects to a mysterious woman claiming to be the female Don Quixote, Leena Krohn’s fiction has fascinated and intrigued readers for over forty years. Within these covers you will discover a pelican that can talk and a city of gold. You will find yourself exploring a future of intelligence both artificial and biotech, along with a mysterious plant that induces strange visions. Krohn writes eloquently, passionately, about the nature of reality, the nature of Nature, and what it means to be human. One of Finland’s most iconic writers, translated into many languages, and winner of the prestigious Finlandia Prize, Krohn has had an incredibly distinguished career. Collected Fiction provides readers with a rich, thick omnibus of the best of her work — including novels, novellas, and short stories. Appreciations of Krohn’s work are also included.
For readers of Ursula K. Le Guin, Milan Kundera, Virginia Woolf, Tove Jansson, and Italo Calvino.
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)