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Uuno Kailas, born Frans Uno Salonen (29 March 1901 – 22 March 1933) was a Finnish poet, author, and translator. Together with Kaarlo Sarkia, Kailas was the most prominent Finnish poet of the 1930s. Both their poetry had homosexual themes.
Kailas was born in Heinola. After his mother's death, the boy received a strict religious upbringing from his grandmother. He studied in Heinola and occasionally in the University of Helsinki. In 1919, he took part in the Aunus expedition, where his close friend Bruno Schildt was killed. Kailas' criticism and translations were published in Helsingin Sanomat. His first collection of poetry was Tuuli ja tähkä in 1922. Kailas served in the army from 1923 until 1925. In 1929, he was hospitalized due to schizophrenia, and he was also diagnosed with tuberculosis. He died in Nice, France in 1933, and was buried in Helsinki.
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