Book Review: Sigrid Undset: A Study In Christian Realism

Edge Induced Cohesion

Sigrid Undset:  A Study In Christian Realism, by A.H. Winsnes, translated by P.G. Foote

I must admit that this book is likely one that few of my readers will care about to any great degree, unless they happen to be Norwegian or fond of literature from 20th century Catholic novelists and polemicists.  Admittedly, I heard about the subject of this biography from some relatively recent reading from a Catholic author who considered Undset to be one of the greatest writers of the 20th century.  Having never heard of her before, although being interested in Norway’s writing and culture [1], I was definitely intrigued.  For the most part, this book certainly met my own interest, although it was a dry read about an obscure writer and it was not the sort of book I see as being widely or often read, even if it was enjoyable and worthwhile for me to…

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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