from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Undset, Sigrid 1882-1949. Danish-born Norwegian writer whose novels, including the trilogy Kristin Lavransdatter (1920-1922), concern Catholicism and the struggles of women and are often set in medieval Scandinavia. She won the 1928 Nobel Prize for literature.

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  • n. Norwegian novelist (1882-1949)


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  • My father, Ingvald Martin Undset, obtained his doctorate in 1881 with a thesis on The Beginnings of the Iron Age in Northern

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  • Sigrid Undset is the author of the autobiographical volumes, Etapper (1929 and 1933) [Stages on the Road] and Elleve aar (1934) [The

    Sigrid Undset - Autobiography

  • Looking on Amazon for her translations, I was very struck by the beautiful covers of the books by Sigrid Undset (see illustration), which sound as wonderful as the pictures.

    January 2009

  • Here are some things I’ve bought: Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset, translated by Tiina Nunnally (this happens to be one of my favorite books ever); the play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard (one of my favorite plays);

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  • L'Energie Spirituelle (1919) 1928: Sigrid Undset (Norway, 1882-1949)

    January 2008

  • A Norwegian born in Denmark in 1881, died in 1949, worked with the Norwegian underground during the Second World War, this book was published in 1923 and Undset was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1928.

    47 entries from February 2008

  • Light years ago I bought the Kristin Lavransdatter trilogy by Sigrid Undset in the certain knowledge that at £10 for these three lovely U.S. editions it would be a crime to leave them behind in the bookshop but also that I would read them one day for sure.

    47 entries from February 2008

  • I shall have to do some background reading on Sigrid Undset because I know nothing and she sounds fascinating.

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  • If Sigrid Undset were still writing today, she would have written something similar except in four or five volumes, each about 1000 pages.

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  • Sigrid Undset was awarded the Nobel prize for literature in 1928.

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