Sigrid Undset

Nor­we­gian nov­el­ist (1882–1949)


Wrote about Scan­di­na­vian coun­tries in the Mid­dle Ages. [”>more] [wiki]

Became a Catholic in 1924.

Award­ed Nobel Prize for lit­er­a­ture in 1928. [more]

Her mod­ernist nov­els vivid­ly depict medieval life


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Articles and info

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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First published on July 31st, 2009 at 8:46 am (EST) and last modified on July 31st, 2009 at 8:51 am (EST).

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