Historical Novel Society: Olav Audunssøn: Providence

The second volume in the Nobel Prize–winning writer’s epic of medieval Norway, finely capturing Undset’s fluid, natural style in a new English translation, the first in nearly a centuryIn the translator’s note, Nunnally states, “Literary translations depend on the individual translator’s linguistic skills and artistry, but they are also subject to attitudes at the time of their creation…” She hopes hers will “bring the reader closer to Sigrid Undset’s beautiful and lyrical voice.”

Replete with family feuds, betrayal, clandestine love, and the consequences of a man’s infidelity to his own honor, the Audunssøn saga is recommended reading.

Read the review at Historical Novel Society.

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