Friday, September 23, 2022

A biography worthy of its subject …

… Sigrid Undset: Reader of Hearts: A Review - Ad Fontes. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

It would be a little bizarre to say I couldn’t put a literary biography down. But that was very nearly the case with Sigrid Undset: Reader of Hearts. Granted, that’s partly because the author’s wide-ranging references often touch on my personal interests – from the English Inklings to Olav, royal patron saint of Norway. The narrative never lags, and Undset provides a surprisingly dramatic subject, the kind of “difficult” woman who continually rocks the boat while celebrating subordination.

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