Norwegian novelist (1882-1949)
Became a Catholic in 1924.
Her modernist novels vividly depict medieval life
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“Reading Sigrid Undset” by Cynthia Grenier, CERC (1999).
By degrees my knowledge of history convinced me that the only thoroughly sane people, of our civilization at least, seemed to be those queer men and women the Catholic Church calls Saints. They seemed to know the true explanation of man’s undying hunger for happiness — his tragically insufficient love of peace, justice, and goodwill to his fellow men, his everlasting fall from grace.
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