Marta Oulie: A Novel of Betrayal, by Sigrid Undset
translated by Tiina Nunnally
reviewed by Michelle Richmond
The 1907 novel by Norwegian writer Sigrid Undset, who would go on to win the Nobel Prize in 1928, still holds up to scrutiny today. It is now, as it was then, a very modern novel. The subject–the interior life of a young married woman who desperately longs for a more passionate life–made waves in Norway upon its publication and has been translated for the first time into English. A beautifully written, deeply affecting journey into the mind of a woman struggling against convention.
University of Minnesota Press, March 2014, ISBN 978-0816692521