The turbulent ancient masterpiece of Norway’s literary master
In her nice ancient epic Kristin Lavransdatter, set in fourteenth-century Norway, Nobel laureate Sigrid Undset tells the lifestyles tale of 1 passionate and headstrong lady. portray a richly particular backdrop, Undset immerses readers within the day by day existence, social conventions, and political and spiritual undercurrents of the interval. Now in a single quantity, Tiina Nunnally’s award-winning definitive translation brings this impressive paintings to existence with readability and lyrical beauty.
As a tender woman, Kristin is deeply dedicated to her father, a type and brave guy. but if as a scholar in a convent university she meets the fascinating and impetuous Erlend Nikulaussøn, she defies her mom and dad in pursuit of her personal wishes. Her saga maintains via her marriage to Erlend, their tumultuous lifestyles jointly elevating seven sons as Erlend seeks to bolster his political effect, and eventually their estrangement because the international round them tumbles into uncertainty.
With its fascinating heroine and emotional efficiency, Kristin Lavransdatter is the masterwork of Norway’s so much liked author—one of the 20 th century’s such a lot prodigious and engaged literary minds—and, in Nunnally’s beautiful translation, a narrative that maintains to enthrall.
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