Taryn DeLong reviews a new biography of Sigrid Undset, a mother, Catholic convert, and author of Kristin Lavransdatter.
When writer Sigrid Undset converted to Catholicism in 1924, it was a scandal in her home country of Norway. Having read her beloved trilogy Kristin Lavransdatter, published between 1920 and 1922, though, I don’t really know why people were surprised. It is beautifully Catholic, and the first time I read it, I wondered how much the writing of it was part of her conversion. Did she write herself into Catholicism, or were the seeds planted before then?
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About the Author
Taryn Oesch DeLong is a Catholic wife and mother who encourages women to live out their feminine genius as co-president of Catholic Women in Business, a FEMM fertility awareness instructor, and a contributor to publications for Catholic women. Connect with her on Instagram or her website, Everyday Roses.