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 (o͝on′sĕt′), 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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(Norwegian ˈunsɛt)
(Biography) Sigrid (ˈsiɡri). 1882–1949, Norwegian novelist, best known for her trilogy Kristin Lavransdatter (1920–22): Nobel prize for literature 1928
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(ˈʊn sɛt)

Sigrid, 1882–1949, Norwegian novelist: Nobel prize 1928.
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He dined with his publisher at least twice, once after the press conference and later when he was introduced to Norwegian novelist Sigrid Undset: "She never spoke except to ask if I had read 'Julie Noitch' (Julian of Norwich, it transpired), drank a lot, and looked like a malevolent boarding-house proprietress." (14) There is also a record of a dinner engagement with a Mr.
Created by the French artists Zim&Zou, they help bring to life Gabriel GarcE[degrees]a MEirquez's "One Hundred Years of Solitude" and Sigrid Undset's "Kristin Lavransdatter." The latter was treated as a landscape by the artists, with Trondheim's Nidaros Cathedral at the center.
Tolkien, Nicholas Berdyaev, Etienne Gilson, Jacques Maritain, Theodor Haecker, Aurel Kolnai, Bernard Wall, Sigrid Undset, Thomas Merton, Flannery O'Connor, and Russell Kirk.
By Sigrid Undset (1920-22; translated by Tiina Nunnally in 1997)
Among "Roj" authors were numerous Nobel Prize winners, such as Sigrid Undset, Thomas Mann, John Galsworthy, Roger Martin du Gard, Pearl Buck, and many others listed in Wankowicz's memoirs (Tedy 42-44).
Y otros, finalmente, se convirtieron a la Iglesia catolica: como Chesterton o Evelyn Waugh en Inglaterra; como Hugo Ball, Edith Stein o Gertrud von Le Fort en Alemania; como Papini en Italia; como Sigrid Undset en Noruega; como Maeztu o Bergantin en Espana; como Huysmans, Bloy, Peguy, Max Jacob, Maritain o Gabriel Marcel en Francia (7).
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.
There were also converts, Sheed added, on the Continent: 'In Europe there were Francois Mauriac, Leon Bloy (who helped in the conversion of Jacques Maritain and his wife), [Charles] Peguy, Henri Gheon, Giovanni Papini, Gertrud von Le Fort, Sigrid Undset' (33).
"Sigrid Undset and Willa Cather: A Friendship." Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial Newsletter and Review 42.3 (1999): 53-58.
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.
Chesterton, who says that the ordinary man is healthy so long as he has "mystery." 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."