Kristin: A Reading by Andrew Lytle

Kristin: A Reading by Andrew Lytle

by Andrew Lytle
     
 

Distinguished novelist, critic, and teacher Andrew Lytle turns his creative insight to a much overlooked literary classic, Nobel Prize winner Sigrid Undset's Saga of Kristin Lavransdatter. Lytle's sensitive interpretation will be an invaluable companion to modern readers of this classic.

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Distinguished novelist, critic, and teacher Andrew Lytle turns his creative insight to a much overlooked literary classic, Nobel Prize winner Sigrid Undset's Saga of Kristin Lavransdatter. Lytle's sensitive interpretation will be an invaluable companion to modern readers of this classic.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"This beautiful little book--one that does much credit to its publisher--appears as a blessing amid the clutter and noise and ugliness that characterize the publishing industry as well as literary discourse today. A pleasure to hold and to behold, this volume is also the vehicle for rendering words, thoughts, and values that seem new because they are traditional, and indeed are new because of the controlled brilliance of their exposition."--Chronicles

"Great works of art deserve great interpreters, and Sigrid Undset's 1920 three-part masterpiece, Kristin Lavransdatter, has one of the first order in Southern critic, essayist, and novelist, Andrew Lytle. In his Kristin, Mr. Lytle, by means of patient, penetrating investigation of the text . . . supports what Lytle has long contended: that Kristin Lavransdatter ranks in significance with Tolstoy's War and Peace as a work of fiction, and perhaps is unexcelled as a work of historical fiction."--Southern Partisan

Booknews
Lytle explores Sigrid Undset's Saga of Kristin Lavransdatter in an informel essay lacking scholarly apparatus. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826208477
Publisher:
University of Missouri Press
Publication date:
07/28/1992
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Andrew Lytle taught English and American Literature for five decades at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee, and served as editor of the Sewanee Review for many years.  He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious Richard M. Weaver Award for Scholarly Letters.  He is the author of many novels and critical works, including The Velvet Horn, The Long Night, Southerners and Europeans:  Essays in a Time of Disorder, and From Eden to Babylon:  The Social and Political Essays of Andrew Nelson Lytle

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