Immagine dell'autore.

Sigrid Undset (1882–1949)

Autore di Kristin figlia di Lavrans

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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 mostra altro 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) mostra meno
Nota di disambiguazione:

(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".

Fonte dell'immagine: Sigrid Undset - photo: Eivind Enger, Kristiania, 1905


Opere di Sigrid Undset

Kristin figlia di Lavrans (1920) 3,034 copie
Gunnar's Daughter (1909) 352 copie
Catherine of Siena (1951) 332 copie
Jenny (1911) 305 copie
The Master of Hestviken (1925) 199 copie
Ida Elisabeth (1932) 140 copie
Primavera (1914) 85 copie
The Wild Orchid (1929) 83 copie
The Faithful Wife (1936) 70 copie
Return to the future (1605) 67 copie
L'età felice (1942) 66 copie
The Burning Bush (1930) 65 copie
Madame Dorthea (1939) 64 copie
The Longest Years (1934) 63 copie
Stages on the Road (1934) 56 copie
Images in a Mirror (1938) 27 copie
Saga of Saints (1934) 27 copie
Four Stories (1959) 22 copie
Men, Women, and Places (1939) 12 copie
Tolv år (1998) 10 copie
Fru Hjelde (1958) 9 copie
De kloge jomfruer (1982) 9 copie
Ungdom : dikt (1986) 8 copie
Fattige skjæbner (2005) 6 copie
Splinten av troldspeilet (1980) 6 copie
Kjære Dea (1979) 5 copie
Den hellige Sunniva (2000) 4 copie
Etapper 3 copie
Et kvinnesynspunkt (1982) 2 copie
Undset : Sitater (2010) 2 copie
Småflickor (2021) 2 copie
Harriet Waage (1959) 2 copie
Sigrid Undset 2 copie
La edad feliz 1 copia
Yarina Dönüs (2022) 1 copia
Katholsk propaganda (1927) 1 copia
Fortellinger i utvalg (1999) 1 copia
Olav Audunsohn und Eirik (1978) 1 copia
Undset Sigrid 1 copia
Cuatro mujeres (1978) 1 copia
Thjodolf 1 copia
Visa jungfrur 1 copia
Sunniva 1 copia

Opere correlate

A World of Great Stories (1947) 263 copie
Women and Fiction: Volume 2 (1978) — Collaboratore — 73 copie
Witches, Witches, Witches (1958) — Collaboratore — 32 copie
The Seas of God: Great Stories of the Human Spirit (1944) — Collaboratore — 25 copie
Echo: Scandinavian Stories about Girls (2000) — Collaboratore — 16 copie
Kristin Lavransdatter [1995 film] (2002) — Original book — 8 copie
Norway's Best Stories (1927) — Collaboratore — 4 copie


Informazioni generali

Nome canonico
Undset, Sigrid
Nome legale
Undset, Sigrid
Data di nascita
Data di morte
Luogo di sepoltura
Mesnalia kirkegård
Nazione (per mappa)
Luogo di nascita
Kalundborg, Denemarken
Luogo di morte
Lillehammer, Noorwegen
Luogo di residenza
Kalundborg, Denemarken
Christiania, Oslo, Noorwegen
Rome, Italië
London, Engeland
Rome, Italië
Ski, Noorwegen (mostra tutto 10)
Sinsen, Christiania, Oslo, Noorwegen
Bjerkebæk, Lillehammer, Noorwegen
'40-'45 Hotell Margaret, 97, Columbia Heights, Brooklyn, Amerika
Bjerkebæk, Lillehammer, Noorwegen
Attività lavorative
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Foreign Honorary ∙ Literature ∙ 1943)
Premi e riconoscimenti
Grand Cross of St. Olav voor patriottische inspanningen tijdens WO II (1947)
Nobelprijs voor Literatuur (1928)
Breve 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 in 2018 Category Challenge (Giugno 2018)


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Kringla | 8 altre recensioni | 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 | 74 altre recensioni | 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 altre recensioni | 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 altre recensioni | Dec 2, 2023 |


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