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New Book Acquisitions - February 2017

Followers of this blog will roll their eyes if I were to say, again, that I am trying to cut down on my book purchases. But I am trying to institute a change and improve the quality of my purchases. 847 more words

Books

Losing yourself in a long winter read: 'Kristin Lavransdatter' by Sigrid Unset

A collection of three novels, and weighing in at comfortably over 1,000 pages, ‘Kristin Lavrandatter’ is what I call a hearty winter read.  It’s equally weighty in terms of literary pedigree: Sigrid Unset was awarded the Nobel for literature in 1928 (the third of only thirteen woman to win the prize). 454 more words

Reading In Translation

Sigrid Undset's Kristin Lavransdatter 'trod all underfoot and braved all that you might come together'

Sigrid Undset’s medieval trilogy Kristin Lavransdatter is the story of the fiery Kristin Lavransdatter from her girlhood to old age. Kristin is the eldest daughter of Ragnfrid and Lavrans (hence Lavrans-datter), a God-fearing farmer whose knowledge of animals and plants and skill at hunting have made him a wealthy landholder. 1,139 more words

Classics

Wednesday's Words

“And yet He had held her in His service and under the glittering gold ring a mark had been secretly impressed upon her, showing that she was His servant owned by the Lord and King who would now come, borne on the consecrated hands of the priest to give her release and salvation.”

Sigrid Undset's Kristin Lavransdatter

I recently finished The Cross, the third volume of Nobel Prize winner Sigrid Undset’s Kristin Lavransdatter.  

It took me a year to reread this stunning trilogy, set in fourteenth-century Norway.  1,235 more words