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  • 128 pages
  • ვიკინგები
  • Sigrid Undset
  • Georgian
  • 10 May 2017

About the Author: Sigrid Undset

Undset was born in Kalundborg, Denmark, but her family moved to Norway when she was two years old In , she converted to Catholicism and became a lay Dominican She fled Norway in because of her opposition to Nazi Germany and the German occupation, but returned after the end of World War II in Sigrid Undset received the Nobel Prize for Literature in Most of the praise was for her medieval novels including the trilogy about Kristin Lavransdatter This trilogy has been translated intothan languages and is among the world s most read novels.



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  1. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    Vigdis la farouche Fortaellingen om Viga Ljot og Vigdis Gunnar s Daughter, Sigrid UndsetGunnar s Daughter 1909 is a short novel written by Nobel laureate Sigrid Undset 1882 1949 This was Undset s first historical novel, set at the beginning of the 11th century in Norway and Iceland The novel follows the tragic romance between the proud Vigdis Gunnarsdatter and the Icelandic Viga Ljot The major themes are rape, revenge, social codes, marriage, and children bearing the consequences of Vigdis la farouche Fortaellingen om Viga Ljot og Vigdis Gunnar s Daughter, Sigrid UndsetGunnar s Daughter 1909 is a short novel written by Nobel laureate Sigrid Undset 1882 1949 This was Undset s first historical novel, set at the beginning of the 11th century in Norway and Iceland The novel follows the tragic romance between the proud Vigdis Gunnarsdatter and the Icelandic Viga Ljot The major themes are rape, revenge, social codes, marriage, and children bearing the consequences of their parents actions The story is written using the motifs and laconic prose of the Icelandic sagas 2000 1378 239 964925370 20 1379 196 964925370

  2. Henry Avila Henry Avila says:

    As the age of the fierce, savage, marauders, the Vikings slowly comes to an end, they becometraders than raiders, with the spread of Christianity s love they neighbor philosophy , around A.D 1000, a small settlement, this isn t just another Nordic saga in what will become the great city of Oslo, Norway there lived a beautiful daughter of Gunnar s, the most powerful landowner in the area She has many suitors naturally , but being a teenager Vigdis Gunnarsdatter, has time to choose her m As the age of the fierce, savage, marauders, the Vikings slowly comes to an end, they becometraders than raiders, with the spread of Christianity s love they neighbor philosophy , around A.D 1000, a small settlement, this isn t just another Nordic saga in what will become the great city of Oslo, Norway there lived a beautiful daughter of Gunnar s, the most powerful landowner in the area She has many suitors naturally , but being a teenager Vigdis Gunnarsdatter, has time to choose her mate Her father promised that, unusual for the era But Gunnar loves his brave , intelligent daughter and only child, besides, he has nobody else in the world he cares for Into this still pagan, uncivilized land arrives Ljot an Icelander and his uncle Veterlide, on a trading voyage from distant Iceland which had a much warmer climate back then Immense forests covered 25% of the country, now less than 1%, these hardy, courageous people colonized that island to get away from Civilization in Norway With the establishment of an unwanted monarchy there, telling them how to live and obey his laws Icelanders founded a commonwealth republic , with a primitive parliament, the Althing in 930, the oldest on the planet Engaging in blood feuds, freedom for themnobody their master, might makes right, the survival of the fittest, take what you need no authorities to pay tribute to paradise they believe Ljot, at twenty has already killed many men, including the slayer of his father, he becomes enad of Vigdis but she feels uncomfortable with his passion, though liking him, the girl is not ready for this kind of involvement, not a woman yetA tragic event happens that will mar the lives of this unfortunate couple , all their lives, so Ljot goes back to his native land but always remembering the woman he left behind, it will be many years before they ll meet again and much blood flows in each country , before that occurs When a disaster happens, Vigdis seeks the help from King Olav of Norway, the first Christian monarch, the king is still a man and tries to seduce her and Vigdis recently baptized into the new faithFascinating look at a long ago era of the human race, time marches on and these events become forgotten by most people , but books shall keep us from never entirely That is what classics novels are about, to enjoy but also for knowledge, people get new gadgets but human feelings are the same, in any year Sigrid Unset is a fine writer and she, a Nobel Prize winner , should be readtodayEnd of sermon

  3. Maggie Maggie says:

    Growing up, my mom tried to do the Asian mom thing and ban TV during the weekdays So of course, I binge watched trashy daytime TV during holidays while she was at work The TV was basically on from the time she left to an hour before she got home you know, so the TV would be cool to the touch if she was inclined to check From 12 3pm, I watched All My Children RIP , One Life to Live, and General Hospital General Hospital was the only one I ended up watching regularly.I loved the wealthy an Growing up, my mom tried to do the Asian mom thing and ban TV during the weekdays So of course, I binge watched trashy daytime TV during holidays while she was at work The TV was basically on from the time she left to an hour before she got home you know, so the TV would be cool to the touch if she was inclined to check From 12 3pm, I watched All My Children RIP , One Life to Live, and General Hospital General Hospital was the only one I ended up watching regularly.I loved the wealthy and ruthless Quartermaines the hot but evil Cassadines and the lovable, All American Spencers.Remember, this was the era before Wikipedia so the only backstory I knew was that Luke and Laura Spencer s wedding was the most watched daytime event in history and Elizabeth Taylor even made a special appearance Imagine my shock when I found out that the Luke and Laura story began when Luke RAPED Laura You know, because he loved her and wanted her SO much Apparently in Port Charles, first comes love, then comes rape, then comes the baby in a baby carriage.So what do my tragic TV memories have to do with Gunnar s Daughter Let me explain.Vigdis Gunnarsdatter is beautiful and headstrong Her doting father welcomes two men into their house The younger man, Ljot, is tall, dark, and handsome He quickly falls for lively, intelligent Vigdis and asks for her hand in marriage Vigdis is also smitten but, feeling unready, she asks him to wait for her answer Soon after, Vigdis s childhood friend Kaare, another dashing Viking specimen, comes by and shows up Ljot His pride injured, Ljot reacts brashly and suddenly assumes the worst about Vigdis and Kaare and her noncommittal answer to his proposal Still, he wants to marry her and asks her again for her hand She responds, You cannot have loved me so much either no sooner did you hear evil spoken of me than you believed it and spread it abroad So then, because he loves Vigdis as much as Luke loved Laura, he rapes her After he s done, he assumes Vigdis will want to run off with him and become some Scandinavian Ljot and Laura Vigdis throws a rock in his face Finally, a proper reaction.However, in addition to the physical and emotional pain of the rape, Ljot leaves Vigdis with onething she s pregnant with his child This is really where the story begins, and it is a great story I picked this book up after scouring my local bookstore for authors whose name start with U for the A Z Author Challenge, and I nearly gave up after the first page I mean, really, FOUR footnotes on the FIRST page Fortunately, I stuck with it and was pleasantly surprised by this very readable story Sigrid Undset manages to write an epic that deals with vengeance, consequence, family, and love in a scant 200 pages And this book, published in 1909 and set in the 11th century, deals with the issue of rape in a way that leaves modern writers in the dust Undset follows the lives of both the victim and the perpetrator after the rape, but Vigdis refuses to live victimized She is up there with Evanjalin in terms of female characters who kick ass Ljot is also not your stock villain, and he regrets what he did, but Undset and Vigdis refuse to romanticize or condone him He also lives with the consequences of his actions and has the most beautifully twisted line towards the end of the book.Books like this are why I do random reading challenges They re not what I would normally pick up, but they end up being worthwhile and rewarding I highly recommend this short saga It s no wonder that Sigrid Undset ended up winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1928 Gunnar s Daughter is a stunning debut novel

  4. Dhanaraj Rajan Dhanaraj Rajan says:

    Sigrid Undset is a genius For, this is a short work with shorter chapters and yet contains many themes and all of them are adequately treated 1 This is a historical fiction The novel is set in the beginning of the 11th century in Norway when the Viking age was facing the transition into the Christian Middle Ages It was the time Christianity entered into the Viking cultural milieu And the initial frictions that appear between two cultures are expressed in many places in an interesting manne Sigrid Undset is a genius For, this is a short work with shorter chapters and yet contains many themes and all of them are adequately treated 1 This is a historical fiction The novel is set in the beginning of the 11th century in Norway when the Viking age was facing the transition into the Christian Middle Ages It was the time Christianity entered into the Viking cultural milieu And the initial frictions that appear between two cultures are expressed in many places in an interesting manner and that too in few words For instance, the Viking who believed in physical power can not understand the faith of Christians and he remarks thus It was a strange religion whose God allowed himself to be slain by his enemies Also the Viking practices are expertly narrated all through the book.2 This is a love story This is one of the fantastic love stories that I had ever read The love blossoms between the main characters, Vigdis and Ljot Ljot, afraid of losing Vigdis, seduces her This is a shock to Vigdis who in fact was in love with him and his early advances make her angry Later, Ljot runs to Iceland to escape the wrath of Viigdis father They both do not meet each other nearly for another twenty years and still they suffer from the loss of love for you do not know how miserable is the life of one who longs for his beloved After twenty years when they meet, the single encounter is charged with high emotion One feels for both in those passages and Sigrid Undset is to commended for it There are also other minor love stories which are also very interesting Eg Ljot s married love life with Leikny.3 This is a story of a strong woman After reading this book you will fall in love with Vigdis She is a strong character She decides for herself in the Viking society where men had much power She decides her suitor When her dad gets killed, as a rightful heir she takes upon herself to avenge his death by slaying the killer And she does it Later she flees with the new born baby to escape the wrath of the enemies She brings up alone her child and avoids many wooing attempts for she fears that after a rightful marriage her bastard son will be left with nothing She shrewdly builds up the fortune for her son and brings him up a responsible and manly son She is a strong willed woman and remains a strong willed one till the end even when it destroys her happiness 4 This is also a story of relationships, specially friendships Vetertide and Ljot Vigdis and Illuge , Father daughter relationship Gunnar and Vigdis , mother son Vigdis and Ulvar relationship and father son Ljot and Ulvar relationship Each episode is touching in its own way The emotions are well captured wonderfully in the dialogues.A mention is to be made on the language The language looked similar to the literary genre, Ballad And it is one of the types of Oral literature Saga in Norwegian means saying And this novel uses same technique I love oral literature and so it was like listening to a story told by someone who is wise and elder to you The book gave me that feeling.The dialogues are superb Each encounter between the characters and the words exchanged between them are very appropriate And this is another specialty of the oral literature Many things should be expressed in few words and so they can not be like the regular fiction books of today Sigrid Undset knew it and had used the minimum of words with vast messages I will read the book just for the dialogues alone another one time.Last Remark There is a wonderful introduction to the author, the book and the historical setting of the novel by Sherrill Harbison Can introduction be very interesting Read this and you will love it It introduces well the author and the historical setting with enough pages and so they neither tire you before entering into the novel nor irritate you with known details The introduction is just adequate and gives you the right stimulus and achieves the aim To prepare rightly the reader to get into the book

  5. Father Nick Father Nick says:

    I m not sure I could ve picked a bookcontrary in style and tone to the seven volume Dark Tower series by Stephen King Where King is elaborate and at times overpowering in his imaginative vision, Undset is so spare in her narration that her characters are almost always surprising me with their words and actions I once heard Cormac McCarthy s writing described as biblical for its laconic tone, but in comparison to Undset, McCarthy comes across like a high school girl journaling about her I m not sure I could ve picked a bookcontrary in style and tone to the seven volume Dark Tower series by Stephen King Where King is elaborate and at times overpowering in his imaginative vision, Undset is so spare in her narration that her characters are almost always surprising me with their words and actions I once heard Cormac McCarthy s writing described as biblical for its laconic tone, but in comparison to Undset, McCarthy comes across like a high school girl journaling about her sorrows with all due apologies to high school girls seriously, though Get over it And it works for Gunnar s Daughter, it really does It s an earlier work than Kristin, and that s clear without much of a question Yet the genius of that later masterpiece is already shining here As ridiculous as any comparison between Undset and King is I d hate to imply that I m considering as of the same caliber , it really gets at what I love about Undset s writing Which is not to say I did not enjoy my time spent in King s world not at all But as I walked beside Roland of Gilead and his band of gunslingers, my heart was elsewhere I was measuring them against a middle aged Norwegian woman living in separation from the father of her eight sons, waiting to find in their story of multiverses and fusion of technology and magic the same contentment in mysteriousness that captivated me in Undset s fjords and saeters Much like the accursed Ljot of the story I ve just read, the happiness and rest I found with them only provoked the recognition that they were only a substitute, an adulteration, of what I d known before

  6. Nick Nick says:

    This was Sigrid Undset s first venture into the dark world of medieval Scandinavia later, longer works would win her the Nobel Prize Gunnar s Daughter is spare and harsh it looks back not just on the sagas, with their manly world of insults and vengeance, but even farther back to the murder ballads This is a world in which fate is set by a moment s decision, words uttered in anger control destiny Gunnar s daughter herself converts to Christianity the great Christianizing king Olaf Tryg This was Sigrid Undset s first venture into the dark world of medieval Scandinavia later, longer works would win her the Nobel Prize Gunnar s Daughter is spare and harsh it looks back not just on the sagas, with their manly world of insults and vengeance, but even farther back to the murder ballads This is a world in which fate is set by a moment s decision, words uttered in anger control destiny Gunnar s daughter herself converts to Christianity the great Christianizing king Olaf Tryggvason has a cameo but like many a medieval conversion it is a switch of loyalties to apowerful deity rather than anything to do with the gospels Undset s view of this material is if anything darker than the world of the sagas here not even bloodline is sacred, not even love saves Her prose at least in translation and plotting are straightforward, with none of the romanticism that so often comes with this territory and which makes her innovations all thestartling And the stage may be the largely male one of the sagas, but Undset isinterested in the women the sad Leikny, who marries a man who cannot love her Aesa, the step mother, who has a compelling story of her own and Vigdis, the passionate, unforgiving, fierce daughter herself

  7. Briynne Briynne says:

    I m going to try not to gush, but it s going to be tough I am in awe of Sigrid Undset Total and complete awe The style of the novel was intriguing Undset models the book after the old sagas, which gives it a fundamentally different tone than that of Kristen Lavransdatter At first, I was not entirely convinced it seemed a little awkward and artificial, but thankfully after a couple of chapters she seemed to settle into the form Or, perhaps, she simply abandoned her initial strict adherence I m going to try not to gush, but it s going to be tough I am in awe of Sigrid Undset Total and complete awe The style of the novel was intriguing Undset models the book after the old sagas, which gives it a fundamentally different tone than that of Kristen Lavransdatter At first, I was not entirely convinced it seemed a little awkward and artificial, but thankfully after a couple of chapters she seemed to settle into the form Or, perhaps, she simply abandoned her initial strict adherence to it and let her own voice come outI love how she can write such an intimate account of a character with such simplicity The story, in typical Undset form, is heart breaking I won t go into the details of the plot, but Vigdis Gunnarsdatter is a pretty remarkable woman She faces a fairly horrible life head on with a level of independence, determination, and viciousness that could never have been expected of her I liked how she didn t fold under the weight of it all In fact, I liked just about everything about this book Read it

  8. Lindsey Lindsey says:

    I read it in high school The writing style seemed strikingly different from the trashy beach reads I was into at the time I re read it recently 2008 and again was struck by the effect of the sparse writing, which effectively conveyed both the cruelty of the weather and the characters.

  9. Czarny Pies Czarny Pies says:

    This is the first novel by Nobel Laureate Sigrid Undset In it you can see Undset s skill at recreating the people and mentalities of the Norwegian middle ages The characters are engaging to the modern reader yet at all times remain congruent with the historical era in which the novel is set Undset s art in Gunnar s daughter is still far from the level attained in her celebrated Kristin Lavransdatter cycle but the work still has its charms.

  10. Caitlin Caitlin says:

    I lasted about a week after finishing Kristin Lavransdatter before giving in and returning to Sigrid Undset s Norway As with the much longer K.L an acronym seems necessary , I was gripped from the first sentence not because Undset writes in a sensational style quite the opposite but because yet again her medieval world feels as real as this one Gunnar s Daughter has a plot that isn t far from melodrama in its broad strokes, but at no point except perhaps towards the very end does the I lasted about a week after finishing Kristin Lavransdatter before giving in and returning to Sigrid Undset s Norway As with the much longer K.L an acronym seems necessary , I was gripped from the first sentence not because Undset writes in a sensational style quite the opposite but because yet again her medieval world feels as real as this one Gunnar s Daughter has a plot that isn t far from melodrama in its broad strokes, but at no point except perhaps towards the very end does the story feel contrived Undset sustains the masterful illusion of being a mere chronicler It is, of course, an illusion, and subtly interwoven with the matter of fact and then so and so killed so and so is a world of profound feeling and even mysticism which rises to the surface at unexpected moments One of my favourites of these moments is a story which a priest who plays absolutely no role in the story, as far as I could tell recounts it s a bizarre and in some ways grotesque tale of a woman who encounters hosts of mourning and deformed infants who are, as it turns out, all the babies who have been left to die by exposure The woman takes as many as she can carry, trying to bring them to the golden castle she is headed towards and she discovers, in the end, that the child she has closest to her chest is the baby she herself left to die, many years earlier The thematic relevance of this tale will be clear to anyone who s reading Gunnar s Daughter, but for now I ll only say that this seems to me to be what Sigrid Undset does best she waits until the crucial and unexpected moment to reveal that the character we had thought unimportant is the character closest to our heart because there is no unimportant person in Undset s world Even though characters get killed off at a truly alarming rate this is, after all, the Viking Age , Undset creates a poignant and unshakeable sense that every life counts, no matter how brief or apparently unremarkable.To sum up Gunnar s Daughter is vivid so gripping that it took all of my self control, and then some, not to read it all in one sitting moving I cried at least twice, and given the brevity of the novel that s saying something and in many ways profound For fans of K.L., it s also interesting to see some of the proto characters and themes emerging in this earlier novel Now, on to The Master of Hestviken

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