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Sigrid Undset (1882–1949)

Autor(a) de Kristin Lavransdatter

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About the Author

Sigrid Undset was the daughter of archeologist Ingvald Undset. Cultural, autobiographical, and religious topics constitute a large and interesting portion of her fiction, which in Norway is categorized according to the time of action: medieval or modern. Jenny (1911), an idealistic and tragic love mostrar mais story, is one of the latter novels. Undset's comprehensive knowledge of medieval Scandinavian culture has its literary monuments in Kristin Lavransdatter (1920--22) and The Master of Hestviken (1925--27), historical novels that depict life in the Norwegian Middle Ages. She was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1928. Norwegian criticism of Sigrid Undset's writing centers on her religiosity (she became a conservative, almost reactionary Catholic in Lutheran Norway in the 1920s; she possesses an intensity of belief that is rather naturally expressed in the medieval novels. Yet while she has written religious polemics, the medieval novels are not tendentious. In fact, the central motifs are eroticism, marriage, and family life, in short, the full life of a medieval woman who sees herself in the light of contemporary Christian beliefs. These novels are great, realistic delineations of medieval personalities. During World War II she escaped the German occupation of Norway and fled to America, where she wrote her autobiographical Happy Times in Norway (1942). (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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(nor) Sigrid Undset's sitat: "Menneskenes hjerter forandres aldeles intet i alle dager. Det er bare de ytre forholdende, vanene og miljø som har forandret seg, ikke følelsene, kjærligheten, skylden og ansvaret".

Image credit: Sigrid Undset - photo: Eivind Enger, Kristiania, 1905


Obras por Sigrid Undset

Kristin Lavransdatter (1920) 2,999 exemplares
Kristin Lavransdatter I: The Wreath (1920) 1,709 exemplares
Kristin Lavransdatter II: The Wife (1921) 1,066 exemplares
Gunnar's Daughter (1909) 348 exemplares
Catherine of Siena (1951) 317 exemplares
Jenny (1911) 303 exemplares
The Master of Hestviken (1925) 197 exemplares
Ida Elisabeth (1932) 138 exemplares
Våren (1914) 85 exemplares
The Wild Orchid (1929) 81 exemplares
The Faithful Wife (1936) 70 exemplares
Return to the future (1605) 66 exemplares
Happy Times in Norway (1942) 66 exemplares
The Burning Bush (1930) 63 exemplares
Madame Dorthea (1939) 63 exemplares
The Longest Years (1934) 63 exemplares
Marta Oulie: A Novel of Betrayal (1907) 58 exemplares
Stages on the Road (1934) 55 exemplares
Olav Audunssøn og hans barn (1932) 43 exemplares
Olav Audunssøn i Hestviken (1982) 40 exemplares
Images in a Mirror (1938) 27 exemplares
Saga of Saints (1934) 26 exemplares
Four Stories (1959) 22 exemplares
Men, Women, and Places (1939) 12 exemplares
Tolv år (1998) 10 exemplares
De kloge jomfruer (1982) 9 exemplares
Fru Hjelde (1958) 9 exemplares
Ungdom : dikt (1986) 8 exemplares
På livets skuggsida 7 exemplares
Splinten av troldspeilet (1980) 6 exemplares
Fattige skjæbner (2005) 6 exemplares
Essays og artikler 1920-1929 (2006) 5 exemplares
Kjære Dea (1979) 5 exemplares
Hellig Olav : Norges konge (1930) 4 exemplares
Den hellige Sunniva (2000) 4 exemplares
Christmas and Twelfth night (1932) 4 exemplares
Essays og artikler 1940-1949 (2008) 4 exemplares
Essays og artikler 1930-1939 (2007) 3 exemplares
Gymnadenia ; Den brennende busk (1996) 3 exemplares
Essays og artikler 1910-1919 (2004) 3 exemplares
Etapper 3 exemplares
Et kvinnesynspunkt (1982) 2 exemplares
Viga-Ljot und Vigdis: Roman (2019) 2 exemplares
Undset : Sitater (2010) 2 exemplares
Småflickor (2021) 2 exemplares
Prinsessene i berget det bla (1973) 2 exemplares
Den lykkelige alder 2 exemplares
Sigrid Undset 2 exemplares
Harriet Waage (1959) 2 exemplares
Fred på jorden 1 exemplar
La edad feliz 1 exemplar
Sigrid Undset. 1 exemplar
Yarina Dönüs (2022) 1 exemplar
Madame Dorothe 1 exemplar
Antón Simonsen 1 exemplar
Obras completas 1 exemplar
Katholsk propaganda (1927) 1 exemplar
Ein Fremder. Erzählungen. (1936) 1 exemplar
Fortellinger i utvalg (1999) 1 exemplar
Olav Audunsohn und Eirik (1978) 1 exemplar
Undset Sigrid 1 exemplar
Edele Hammer's grote liefde (1932) 1 exemplar
Sunniva 1 exemplar
Cuatro mujeres (1978) 1 exemplar
Thjodolf 1 exemplar
Visa jungfrur 1 exemplar
YARINA DONUS 1 exemplar
Olaf syn Audyna 1 exemplar

Associated Works

A World of Great Stories (1947) 258 exemplares
Women and Fiction: Volume 2 (1978) — Contribuidor — 73 exemplares
Witches, Witches, Witches (1958) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
The Seas of God: Great Stories of the Human Spirit (1944) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
Echo: Scandinavian Stories about Girls (2000) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Kristin Lavransdatter [1995 film] (2002) — Original book — 7 exemplares
Norway's Best Stories (1927) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
The Undying Past (1961) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Undset, Sigrid
Nome legal
Undset, Sigrid
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Localização do túmulo
Mesnalia kirkegård
País (no mapa)
Local de nascimento
Kalundborg, Denemarken
Local de falecimento
Lillehammer, Noorwegen
Locais de residência
Kalundborg, Denemarken
Christiania, Oslo, Noorwegen
Rome, Italië
London, Engeland
Rome, Italië
Ski, Noorwegen (mostrar todos 10)
Sinsen, Christiania, Oslo, Noorwegen
Bjerkebæk, Lillehammer, Noorwegen
'40-'45 Hotell Margaret, 97, Columbia Heights, Brooklyn, Amerika
Bjerkebæk, Lillehammer, Noorwegen
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Foreign Honorary ∙ Literature ∙ 1943)
Prémios e menções honrosas
Grand Cross of St. Olav voor patriottische inspanningen tijdens WO II (1947)
Nobelprijs voor Literatuur (1928)

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Sigrid Undset (Kalundborg, 20 mei 1882 – Lillehammer, 10 juni 1949) was een Noorse romanschrijfster die in 1928 de Nobelprijs voor de Literatuur won.

Undset werd in Kalundborg in Denemarken geboren, maar haar familie verhuisde naar Noorwegen toen zij twee jaar oud was. In 1924 bekeerde ze zich tot het katholicisme. Ze vluchtte in 1940 naar de Verenigde Staten wegens haar verzet tegen nazi-Duitsland en de Duitse bezetting, maar na de Tweede Wereldoorlog in 1945 keerde ze terug. Haar bekendste werk is Kristin Lavransdatter, een modernistische trilogie over het leven in Scandinavië in de middeleeuwen. Het boek speelt zich af in middeleeuws Noorwegen en werd van 1920 tot 1922 in drie delen gepubliceerd. Kristin Lavransdatter beeldt het leven van een vrouw van geboorte tot dood uit.

Undset stierf in Lillehammer op 67-jarige leeftijd.



Group read: Kristin Lavransdatter em 2018 Category Challenge (Junho 2018)


I read the first two of three books in this incredibly long epic Norwegian story. I liked it, except when I didn't. I may never go finish it, because I am not sure I care what happens to characters who continue making such horrible life mistakes.
mslibrarynerd | 74 outras críticas | Jan 13, 2024 |
This is very long, there is a big focus on religion and I spent a good part of the book wanting to tell Kristin to snap out of it. But even so, you don't read books set in medieval Norway every day, the relationships were complex and I was invested in knowing how lives would play out. Good for a long winter read.
mmcrawford | 74 outras críticas | Dec 5, 2023 |
A slow but immersive historical novel with strong writing and deep themes regarding womanhood, faith, and romantic love. The leisurely pace is livened up with strangely compelling domestic dramas.
markhopp | 37 outras críticas | Dec 2, 2023 |
If you think what you want will make you happy, you're wrong... it won't. This is the basic premise of the Kristin Lavransdatter trilogy. Overall, I really liked it. I thought it was very realistic in portraying the characters' emotional lives, and some of their actions that spilled over from these.

Though it follows Kristin and Erlend's relationship, it is not a love story, which I really loved. Since the premise of this book is that Kristin sleeps with Erlend before they're married and is then filled with guilt, yet still goes on to fight for what she wants (Erlend), there is a certain amount of sexual references/content, though nothing is very graphic.

The name of Jesus is used in vain several times throughout.

I'm giving it 4 stars overall, but have briefly reviewed the individual books below.

Book One, The Wreath - 3 Stars

The first book in the series was not very interesting. The pace was slow, not much happens, and I didn't love the characters. What I liked the most about this first book was some of what the monks said about God and their faith.

Throughout most of this book, I was so disengaged that I wasn't even planning on continuing the series, but at the very end, the book left off at a place that finally piqued my interest.

A favorite quote from The Wreath:

"'God help you, Ragnfrid Ivarsdatter,' said Sira Eirik, shaking his head. 'You want nothing more from all your prayers and fasting than to force your will on God. Does it surprise you, then, that it has accomplished so little good?'" (p 44)

Book Two, The Wife - 5 Stars

I really liked this book, as this is when Undset begins really showing that Kristin isn't satisfied with all the choices she's made, yet now she has to deal with the consequences, like it or not. Undset also begins showing some situations from the point of view of Simon, the man Kristin was betrothed to before she married Erlend. Their lives never go as planned and they're bittersweet.

A few favorite quotes from The Wife:

"Every man forgets the sinful pleasure he has enjoyed when he has to pay for it." (p 306)

"Are you so arrogant that you think yourself capable of sinning so badly that God's mercy is not great enough?..." (p 361)

"She had chosen to follow the other man, whom she knew traveled on dangerous paths. Monks and priests had pointed out remorse and repentance as the road home to peace, but she had chosen strife rather than give up her precious sin." (p 630)

Book Three, The Cross - 4.5 Stars

This was a good continuation of The Wife, but toward the end it began to drag, and some of the characters I'd become comfortable with were switched out for others whom I had no attachment to, so I didn't enjoy it quite as much.

Favorite quote from The Cross:

"It seems to me that you should have seen so much by now that you would put more trust in God the Almighty. Haven't you realized yet that He will hold up each soul as long as that soul clings to Him?... Haven't you realized yet, sister, that God has helped you each time you prayed, even when you prayed with half a heart or with little faith, and He gave you much more than you asked for. You loved God the way you loved your father: not as much as you loved your own will, but still enough that you always grieved when you had to part from him. And then you were blessed with having good grow from the bad which you had to reap from the seed of your stubborn will." (p 1094-1095)
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RachelRachelRachel | 74 outras críticas | Nov 21, 2023 |



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