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Quarterly 2/2016 |  07/06/2016Silja Laine

History and urban prose fiction in Helsinki: case Toivo Tarvas

Some of the most distinguished contemporary Finnish writers, such as Kjell Westö, are urban writers. In the first decades of the twentieth century Toivo Tarvas was one of the very few Helsinki-born writers. The works of this little-known author are especially interesting for urban historians, because they offer observations of a city undergoing profound changes.

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