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Inside the Gate. Sigrid Undsets Life at Bjerkebæk Nan Bentzen Skille

Inside the Gate. Sigrid Undsets Life at Bjerkebæk

Nan Bentzen Skille

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ISBN : 9788203194474
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280 pages
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Behind her reserved exterior Sigrid Undset was a person with an intense emotional life and an rich creative disposition. Concealed inside the gate at Bjerkebæk in Lillehammer were a luxuriant garden and a home filled with books and children, hardMoreBehind her reserved exterior Sigrid Undset was a person with an intense emotional life and an rich creative disposition. Concealed inside the gate at Bjerkebæk in Lillehammer were a luxuriant garden and a home filled with books and children, hard work, sorrows and joys. Especially striking is the story of the children at Bjerkebæk, which presents an unforgettable portrait of a mother who felt the greatest concern for her offspring but was also burdened by despair.It is the connection between the successful and the difficult sides of the Nobel Prize winners life that Nan Bentzen Skille conveys as she steps inside the gate at Bjerkebæk and enters Undsets home. Combining the utmost probity and earnestness with a lively narrative and sense of humor, Bentzen Skille offers the reader a portrait of Sigrid Undset that has never been seen before.Translated from Norwegian by Tiina Nunnally