Sigrid Undset


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Noun1.Sigrid Undset - Norwegian novelist (1882-1949)Sigrid Undset - Norwegian novelist (1882-1949)  
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Two books that evoked the strongest polarity of feeling were John Kennedy Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces (most men liked it, while most women did not get the humor) and Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset, with weary, opinionated readers of both sexes divided in their appraisals.
A master list organized by author retains classic writings by Sigrid Undset, Mark Twain, Mary Stewart, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Harriet Beecher Stowe, and moves nearer to recent times with the writings of Peter Carey, Robin Oliveira, Jeff Shaara, Isabel Allende, Sherman Alexie, Julia Alvarez, Kazuo Ishiguro, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, and Naguib Mahfouz.
Literature Name Year Selma Ottilia Lovisa Lagerlof 1909 Grazia Deledda 1926 Sigrid Undset 1928 Pearl Buck 1938 Gabriela Mistral 1945 Nelly Sachs 1966 Nadine Gordimer 1991 Toni Morrison 1993 Wislawa Szymborska 1996 Elfriede Jelinek 2004 Dorris Lessing 2007 Herta Muller 2009 Alice Munro 2013 Science Name Year Sub-field Marie Sklodowska Curie-- 1903 Physics Marie Sklodowska Curie-- 1911 Chemistry Irene Joliot-Curie 1935 Chemistry Gerty Theresa Radnitz Cori 1947 Physiology or Medicine Maria Goeppert Mayer 1963 Physics Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin 1964 Chemistry Rosalyn Sussman Yalow 1977 Physiology or Medicine Barbara McClintock 1983 Physiology or Medicine Rita Levi-Montalcini 1986 Physiology or Medicine Gertrude B.
Literature is more my domain, and here I could tell you why Hemingway speaks more to the human spirit than Stephen King and why the novels of Sigrid Undset give us more of that spirit than Hemingway.
We also find it in Walter de la Mare, who calls life "a never-ending, unforeseen strangeness and adventure and mystery," and in Sigrid Undset, who declares life to be "glorious--whether or not it holds happiness for you or for me.
Poland's Henryk Sienkiewicz and Norway's Sigrid Undset even managed to pick up Nobel Prizes for literature while telling specifically Catholic stories (Quo Vadis?
Otras autoras para mi desconocidas y que aparecen en La nueva ciudad de las damas son Ho Xuan Huong, Sigrid Undset, Janet Frame, Adrienne Rich, Anna Politkovskaya y Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset (a Catholic convert and the first woman to receive the Nobel Prize for literature) reappears every year because I am profoundly touched by Kristin's birth-to-death tale, which explores a universally valid human experience set in a late medieval context that can scarcely be imaginable today.
Through the wide variety of feminist responses represented, she also attempts to raise readers' consciousness about the validity and importance of women's spirituality, though by limiting her choices to variations on that basic feminist theme of male domination / female victimization, she excludes mention of female writers such as Sigrid Undset and Dorothy L.