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Lönnrot, Erik

Index: La muerte y la brújula, Artificios, Ficciones, OC,Obras completas. Buenos Aires: Emecé, 1974. 499-507.
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detective in Borges story

Fishburn and Hughes: A fictional name emphasising the theme of 'redness' in 'Death and the Compass'. Erik is associated with Erik the Red, the tenth-century Norse explorer whose exploits are recounted in the Eriks saga. Lönnrot is associated with Elias Lönnrot, one of the founders of modern Finnish literature who edited the Kaleva, a collection of Finnish folk songs, legends and riddles. Death and the Compass