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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 de Sigrid Undset

Kristin Lavransdatter (1920) 3,032 cópias
Gunnar's Daughter (1909) 353 cópias
Catherine of Siena (1951) 331 cópias
Jenny (1911) 305 cópias
The Master of Hestviken (1925) 199 cópias
Ida Elisabeth (1932) 140 cópias
Våren (1914) 85 cópias
The Wild Orchid (1929) 82 cópias
The Faithful Wife (1936) 70 cópias
Return to the future (1605) 67 cópias
Happy Times in Norway (1942) 66 cópias
The Burning Bush (1930) 64 cópias
Madame Dorthea (1939) 64 cópias
The Longest Years (1934) 63 cópias
Stages on the Road (1934) 56 cópias
Olav Audunssøn i Hestviken (1982) 43 cópias
Olav Audunssøn og hans barn (1932) 42 cópias
Images in a Mirror (1938) 27 cópias
Saga of Saints (1934) 27 cópias
Four Stories (1959) 22 cópias
Men, Women, and Places (1939) 12 cópias
Tolv år (1998) 10 cópias
Fru Hjelde (1958) 9 cópias
De kloge jomfruer (1982) 9 cópias
Ungdom : dikt (1986) 8 cópias
Fattige skjæbner (2005) 6 cópias
Splinten av troldspeilet (1980) 6 cópias
Kjære Dea (1979) 5 cópias
Den hellige Sunniva (2000) 4 cópias
Christmas and Twelfth night (1932) 4 cópias
Hellig Olav : Norges konge (1930) 4 cópias
Etapper 3 cópias
Et kvinnesynspunkt (1982) 2 cópias
Viga-Ljot und Vigdis: Roman (2019) 2 cópias
Undset : Sitater (2010) 2 cópias
Småflickor (2021) 2 cópias
Harriet Waage (1959) 2 cópias
Sigrid Undset 2 cópias
Olaf syn Auduna. T. 2 1 exemplar(es)
Fred på jorden 1 exemplar(es)
La edad feliz 1 exemplar(es)
La orquídea blanca 1 exemplar(es)
LA SAGA DE VIGDIS: 28 (LITERARIA) (2022) 1 exemplar(es)
Madame Dorothe 1 exemplar(es)
Yarina Dönüs (2022) 1 exemplar(es)
Sigrid Undset. 1 exemplar(es)
Antón Simonsen 1 exemplar(es)
Katholsk propaganda (1927) 1 exemplar(es)
Ein Fremder. Erzählungen. (1936) 1 exemplar(es)
Fru Waage En fremmed 1 exemplar(es)
Fortellinger i utvalg (1999) 1 exemplar(es)
Samlede romaner og fortellinger (2006) 1 exemplar(es)
Olav Audunsohn und Eirik (1978) 1 exemplar(es)
Undset Sigrid 1 exemplar(es)
Edele Hammer's grote liefde (1932) 1 exemplar(es)
Middelalder-romaner 1 exemplar(es)
Obras completas 1 exemplar(es)
Wieder in die Zukunft 1 exemplar(es)
Cuatro mujeres (1978) 1 exemplar(es)
Thjodolf 1 exemplar(es)
Undset, Sigrid Archive 1 exemplar(es)
Visa jungfrur 1 exemplar(es)
Sunniva 1 exemplar(es)
YARINA DONUS 1 exemplar(es)
Middelalderromaner b.2 1 exemplar(es)
Olaf syn Audyna 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

A World of Great Stories (1947) 263 cópias
Women and Fiction: Volume 2 (1978) — Contribuinte — 73 cópias
Witches, Witches, Witches (1958) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias
The Seas of God: Great Stories of the Human Spirit (1944) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
Echo: Scandinavian Stories about Girls (2000) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
Kristin Lavransdatter [1995 film] (2002) — Original book — 8 cópias
Norway's Best Stories (1927) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias


Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Undset, Sigrid
Nome de batismo
Undset, Sigrid
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de enterro
Mesnalia kirkegård
País (para 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 todas 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)
Grand Cross of St. Olav voor patriottische inspanningen tijdens WO II (1947)
Nobelprijs voor Literatuur (1928)
Pequena biografia
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)


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Kringla | outras 8 resenhas | Mar 18, 2024 |
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 | outras 74 resenhas | 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 | outras 74 resenhas | 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 | outras 37 resenhas | Dec 2, 2023 |



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