The youth of Sigrid Undset

Royal Norwegian Embassy and the Writer’s Center celebrate Undset’s book of poetry “Ungdom” By Christine Meloni Norwegian American Weekly Norway’s literary giant, Sigrid Undset, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1928, is known for her novels, in particular, her “Kristin Lavransdatter” trilogy. She is less well known for her poetry. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of her single book of poetry, “Ungdom/Youth.” This year also marks the publication of Dr. Harold P. Hanson’s translation of Undset’s poetry, the first-ever in English. The Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Md. and the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Washington co-sponsored a celebration of this significant event on the evening o
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