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Kristin: A Reading Andrew Lytle by Andrew Lytle

Kristin: A Reading

Andrew Lytle by Andrew Lytle

Published July 1st 1992
ISBN : 9780826208477
Hardcover
92 pages
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Andrew Lytle, the last survivor of the 12 Southerners whose Ill Take My Stand became a masterwork on the passing of the Agrarian way of life in America, has had a distinguished career as novelist, as critic and as teacher. Here he turns hisMoreAndrew Lytle, the last survivor of the 12 Southerners whose Ill Take My Stand became a masterwork on the passing of the Agrarian way of life in America, has had a distinguished career as novelist, as critic and as teacher. Here he turns his creative insight to a relatively overlooked literary classic, Nobel Prize-winner Sigrid Undsets Saga of Kristin Lavrandsdatter. First published in the early 1920s, Undsets epic trilogy of Kristin Lavransdatter and 14th-century Norway embraces more of life, seen understandingly and seriously, than any novel since Dostoyevskys Brothers Karamazov according to Commonweal. Although little has been written on this classic trilogy, Andrew Lytle has included it in his teaching for nearly half a century, honing his insights into its characters and themes with each passing year. Lytles interpretation illuminates each of the major characters in the trilogy. Especially appealing is his exploration of the complex moral nature of the sagas heroine and, by extension, all humankind. The brief foreword by Thomas M. Carlson of the University of the South discusses the significance of Undsets trilogy.