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Kristin Lavransdatter.

Sigrid Undset

Kristin Lavransdatter.

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Published by Knopf in New York .
Written in English


Classifications
LC ClassificationsPT8950 U5 K613 1969
The Physical Object
Pagination3 v. in 1. ({1069 p.) :
Number of Pages1069
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18266681M

This is Tolkien, for adults. Did you read any notable books in January? It symbolizes her innocent life before she meets Erlend; after he seduces her, she is no longer entitled to wear it, but does so out of fear of her sin coming to light. Yes, it won the Nobel Prize, eighty-six years ago.

Among other things, you will learn to distinguish one kind of archaism from another, as one kind of sea from another should be recognized in a yacht. I have wondered how I—as the daughter of a Norwegian-born father—remained unaware of this treasure of a novel until my 30s. As I've said, the "archaic" earlier translation will only be in the reader's face for thirty pages or so, and the discovery that he is now at home in it will come as a pleasant surprise. But more: a particular style of language is among the means by which an accomplished novelist breaks the reader in.

Her sons rally around her, and Lavrans rides to inform Erlend. For as long as I can remember, readers have been trained to associate literary archaism with the stuffy and Victorian. Lavrans forbids their relationship, but after three years of Kristin's defiance and the death of Ulvhild, he no longer has the strength to oppose Kristin. Nunnally, an award-winning translator, retains the natural dialog and lyrical flow of the original Norwegian, with its echoes of Old Norse legends, while deftly avoiding the stilted language and false archaisms of Archer's translation. This section of the trilogy is named for the golden wreath Kristin wears as a young girl, which is reserved for virgins of noble family. She sticks by him even when he has proved his irresponsibility and unworthiness, again and again.


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Did you read any notable books in January? We are on a voyage, and the sooner the passengers get their sea legs, the better it will be all round. I am told by a native Norwegian that the mildly archaic English these translators used nicely echoes effects in the sentences of an authoress who was steeped in Old Norse, and intimately familiar with the old sagas.

They are depicted as young married people, playing with their baby son. Scholars to this day acknowledge her as genuinely expert: there are details in her XIVth-century reconstructions that were speculative, at the time she was writing, but have since borne out.

In the face of reality, through the First World War, she had grown out of it. Inat the age of 46, she received the Nobel Prize for Literature, only the third woman to be so honored.

I have wondered how I—as the daughter of a Norwegian-born father—remained unaware of this treasure of a novel until my 30s.

A dark cloud of plague is descending upon Norway, but this is not so apparent yet.

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And the paradox here, in Kristin Lavransdatter, is that we must become fully immersed in the XIVth century — mediaeval daily life in the interior of Norway — to begin recognizing the timelessness of her characters and their situations.

Yet too, this is no book "for women," no chick-lit of any kind. The trilogy, however, is more than a journey into the past. Not only most spectacularly in her protagonist, Kristin, or in Kristin's mother Ragnfrid, or later her daughter-in-law Jofrid, but in the little galaxy of other characters through the passing scenes, the theme of motherhood is revolved.

At seventeen, she is throwing herself away on a man well Kristin Lavransdatter. book thirty with a known, murky past and the earned reputation of a Lothario. As I've said, the "archaic" earlier translation will only be in the reader's face for thirty pages or so, and the discovery that he is now at home in it will come as a pleasant surprise.

Unset received the Nobel Prize for literature, and rightfully so. Kristin Lavransdatter is entering old age, but still has her health. For as long as I can remember, readers have been trained to associate literary archaism with the stuffy and Victorian.

Kristin grows up in Sel in the Gudbrand Valleythe daughter of a well-respected and affluent farmer. With her reputation as a writer well-established, Undset had the freedom to explore the world that had first fired her imagination, and in Gunnar's Daughter she drew upon her knowledge of Norway's history and legends, including the Icelandic Sagas, to recreate medieval life with compelling immediacy.

Her father was a reputable archaeologist, and both her parents historically learned. Undset went on to publish more novels—including the autobiographical The Longest Years—and several collections of essays during the s. This is where the smaller stories take life — they are building blocks for the reader to see the world, rather than anecdotes for the reader to be convinced of one.

But more: a particular style of language is among the means by which an accomplished novelist breaks the reader in. Much of the meticulous accuracy of the portrayals of medieval life derives from Undset's own familiarity with Norse medieval literature and culture her father, Ingvald Martin Undset, was an archaeologist and her personal devout Catholicism.

There is a moment — and O Lord is Sigrid Undset the mistress of moments — when our heroine is "leaving home" for what will be the last time — the home she left by marriage, and to which she had returned as refuge with her children.

This is a terrible breach of custom, as local superstition maintains that children must not be named after living relatives or one of the two will die. Kristin is very angry and hurt, and when she gives birth, she names her son Erlend.

I'd read the older version years ago, but did not return to it from nostalgia; at first the new version seemed a breath of fresh air.

One might read, I suppose, any sort of novel; but as must have been said before, a truly great novel reads you. She sins knowingly, she makes what she inwardly knows is a catastrophic mistake by jilting the good man whom her father chose for her, and who loves as her father loved: selflessly.

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