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Kristin Lavransdatter

Author: Sigrid Undset; Tiina Nunnally
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2005.
Series: Penguin classics deluxe edition.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Panorama of Norwegian life in the first half of the 14th century and the tumultous life of a woman, traces Kristin's life from childhood to death.
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sigrid Undset; Tiina Nunnally
ISBN: 0143039164 9780143039167
OCLC Number: 60589162
Notes: Originally published as 3 separate works: New York : Penguin Books, 1997-2000.
Awards: Winner of the PEN/Book-of-the Month Club Translation Prize
Description: xx, 1144 pages : maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: 1. The wreath --
2. The wife --
3. The cross.
Series Title: Penguin classics deluxe edition.
Other Titles: Kristin Lavransdatter.
Responsibility: Sigrid Undset ; translated with notes by Tiina Nunnally ; introduction by Brad Leithauser.
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The Nobel-laureate author tells the life story of a passionate and headstrong woman in the 14th century. She paints a richly detailed backdrop of day-to-day life, social conventions, and political  Read more...

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Tiina Nunnally has returned a masterpiece of Scandinavian literature to the English bookshelf (PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize citation) "We consider it the best book our judges have Read more...

 
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Completely Engrossing!

by mayhap (WorldCat user published 2007-04-05) Excellent Permalink
After watching the enchanting, Oscar-winning NFB short, "The Danish Poet," I absolutely had to pick up this trilogy again, only this time, I am reading Tiina Nunnally's translation. Her treatment of Sigrid Undset is excellent, making Undset's prose more emotionally accessible than the Archer translation....
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