Literary Birthday – 20 May – Sigrid Undset

Sigrid Undset was born 20 May 1882, and died 10 June 1949.

Five Quotes

  1. I was sent to a school because my father was already aware that his days were numbered, and he was anxious for me to acquire a good education and follow in his footsteps.
  2. I went to work in an office and learned, among other lessons, to do things I did not care for, and to do them well. Before I left this office, two of my books had already been published.
  3. I rolled myself up into a tight ball of resistance and it was thus that I went through my school years.
  4. Many a man is given what is intended for another, but no man is given another’s fate.
  5. All my days I have longed equally to travel the right road and to take my own errant path.

Sigrid Undset was a Norwegian novelist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1928. She is famous for her medieval novels including the trilogy about Kristin Lavransdatter, which has been translated into more than 80 languages and is among the world’s most read novels.

Source for Image

Aage Remfeldt / Aage Rasmussen (1889-1983), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 20th May 2014