I Have Been Unfaithful To My Husband Marta Oulie S Opening Line Scandalized Norwegian Readers In And Yet, Sigrid Undset Had A Gift For Depicting Modern Women Sympathetically But With Merciless Truthfulness, As The Swedish Academy Noted In Awarding Her The Nobel Prize For Literature In At The Time She Was One Of The Youngest Recipients And Only The Third Woman So Honored It Was Undset S Honest Story Of A Young Woman S Love Life The Immoral Kind, As She Herself Bluntly Put It That Made Her First Novel An Instant Sensation In Norway Marta Oulie, Written In The Form Of A Diary, Intimately Documents The Inner Life Of A Young Woman Disappointed And Constrained By The Conventions Of Marriage As She Longs For An All Consuming Passion Set In Kristiania Now Oslo At The Beginning Of The Twentieth Century, Undset S Book Is An Incomparable Psychological Portrait Of A Woman Whose Destiny Is Defined By The Changing S Of Her Day As She Descends, Inevitably, Into An Ever Darker Reckoning Remarkably, Though Undset S Other Works Have Attracted Generations Of Readers, Marta Oulie Has Never Before Appeared In English Translation Tiina Nunnally, Whose Award Winning Translation Of Undset S Kristin Lavransdatter Captured The Author S Beautifully Clear Style, Conveys The Voice Of Marta Oulie With All The Stark Poignancy Of The Original Norwegian
Undset was born in Kalundborg, Denmark, but her family moved to Norway when she was two years old In 1924, she converted to Catholicism and became a lay Dominican She fled Norway in 1940 because of her opposition to Nazi Germany and the German occupation, but returned after the end of World War II in 1945.Sigrid Undset received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1928 Most of the praise was for her medieval novels including the trilogy about Kristin Lavransdatter This trilogy has been translated intothan 80 languages and is among the world s most read novels.
- 128 pages
- Marta Oulie
- Sigrid Undset
- 22 February 2018 Sigrid Undset