Catholic Women Writers: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook

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hood and early life as well as her conversion to Catholicism. Mitzi Brunsdale has written numerous articles on Undset’s writing, such as “Stages on Her Road: Sigrid Undset’s Spiritual Journey,” as well as a biography, Sigrid Undset, Chronicler of Norway, which combines biographical information on the author, Scandinavian history as it relates to the novels, and critical interpretations of the works. Although the majority of Undset criticism deals with her two medieval epics Kristin Lavransdatter and The Master of Hestviken, a few works such as Elisabeth Solbakken’s Redefining Integrity: The Portrayal of Women in the Contemporary Novels of Sigrid Undset focus primarily on Undset’s novels set in modern times. Feminist critics like Solbakken often encounter difficulty in finding a place for Undset’s later novels in the canon of contemporary women writers’ works due to her “old fashioned” views concerning a woman’s place as a wife and mother above all things. J. C. Whitehouse’s articles, “Religion as Fulfillment in the Novels of Sigrid Undset” and “Concepts and Pictures: Ways of Seeing the Human Person in the Catholic Thought and Literature of Mid–Twentieth Century Europe,” help clarify many of Undset’s major themes as well as the Catholic philosophy on which they are based. Finally, Margaret Mary Dunn’s book, Paradigms and Paradoxes in the Life and Letters of Sigrid Undset, and her articles, “The Master of Hestviken—A New Reading, I & II,” provide clear and concise analyses of the novels and their themes.


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Works by Sigrid Undset

Gunnar’s Daughters [Fortellingen om Viga-Ljot og Vigids]. 1909. Trans. Arthur G. Chater. Intro. and notes by Sherrill Harbison. New York: Penguin, 1998.

Jenny. 1911. Trans. W. Emme. New York: H. Fretig, 1975.

Kristin Lavransdatter I: The Bridal Wreath [Kransen]. 1920. Trans. Charles Archer and J. S. Scott. New York: Vintage, 1987.

Kristin Lavransdatter II: The Mistress of Husaby [Husfrue]. 1921. Trans. Charles Archer. New York: Vintage, 1987.

Kristin Lavransdatter III: The Cross [Korset]. 1922. Trans. Charles Archer. New York: Vintage, 1987.

The Master of Hestviken I: The Axe [Olav Audunssøn i Hestviken]. 1925. Trans. Arthur G. Chater. New York: Vintage, 1994.

The Master of Hestviken II: The Snake Pit [Olav Audunssøn i Hestviken]. 1925. Trans. Arthur G. Chater. New York, Vintage, 1994.

The Master of Hestviken III: In the Wilderness [Olav Audunssøn og hans børn]. 1927. Trans. Arthur G. Chater. New York: Vintage, 1995.

The Master of Hestviken IV: The Son Avenger [Olav Audunssøn og hans børn]. 1927. Trans. Arthur G. Chater. New York: Vintage, 1995.

The Wild Orchid [Gymnadenia]. 1929. Trans. Arthur G. Chater. New York: A. A. Knopf, 1931.

The Burning Bush [Den brœndende busk]. 1930. Trans. Arthur G. Chater. New York: A. A. Knopf, 1930.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface ix
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • Introduction xv
  • Notes xxix
  • Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647–1690) 1
  • Julia Alvarez (1950–) 7
  • Angela of Foligno (c.1248–1309) 13
  • Katherine Burton (1884–1969) 18
  • Elizabeth Cary (1585–1639) 24
  • Madre Castillo (1671–1742) 29
  • Bibliography 33
  • Willa Cather (1873–1947) 34
  • Bibliography 39
  • Catherine of Genoa (1447–1510) 41
  • Bibliography 45
  • Catherine of Siena (1347–1380) 46
  • Theresa Hak Kyung Cha (1951–1982) 52
  • Sandra Cisneros (1954–) 57
  • Clare of Assisi (1194–1253) 63
  • Judith Ortiz Cofer (1952–) 68
  • Elizabeth Cullinan (1933–) 74
  • Dorothy Day (1897–1980) 81
  • Annie Dillard (1945–) 89
  • Louise Erdrich (1954–) 95
  • Rosario FerrÉ (1938–) 102
  • Lady Georgiana Fullerton (1812–1885) 108
  • Rumer Godden (1907–1998) 114
  • Bibliography 120
  • Caroline Gordon (1895–1981) 121
  • Mary Gordon (1949–) 129
  • Louise Imogen Guiney (1861–1920) 136
  • Madame Guyon (1648–1717) 143
  • Madame Guyon (1648–1717) 149
  • Emily Henrietta Hickey (1845–1924) 155
  • Hildegard of Bingen (1098–1179) 161
  • Hrotsvit of Gandersheim (c. 935–c. 975) 169
  • Bibliography 173
  • Marie de L’incarnation (1599–1672) 175
  • Sor Juana InÉs de la Cruz (1648–1695) 181
  • Julian of Norwich (c. 1342–after 1413) 187
  • Sheila Kaye-Smith (1887–1956) 193
  • Margery Kempe (c. 1373–c. 1440) 200
  • Bibliography 205
  • Rose Hawthorne Lathrop (1851–1926) 207
  • Mary Lavin (1912–1996) 213
  • Bibliography 218
  • Denise Levertov (1923–1997) 220
  • Notes 226
  • Clare Boothe Luce (1903–1987) 228
  • Mary Mccarthy (1912–1989) 235
  • Rigoberta MenchÚ (1959–) 241
  • Alice Meynell (1847–1922) 247
  • Pilar MillÁn Astray (1879–1949) 254
  • Kathleen Norris (1947–) 261
  • Edna O’brien (1932–) 267
  • Bibliography 273
  • Flannery O’connor (1925–1964) 275
  • Bibliography 280
  • Eunice Odio (1919–1974) 283
  • Sister Carol Anne O’marie (1933–) 289
  • Bibliography 294
  • Emilia Pardo BazÁn (1851–1921) 295
  • Bibliography 299
  • Christine de Pizan (1365–c.1430) 301
  • Katherine Anne Porter (1890–1980) 308
  • Adelaide Anne Procter (1825–1864) 315
  • Antonia Pulci (1452–1501) 320
  • Christina Rossetti (1830–1894) 326
  • Mary Anne Sadlier (1820–1903) 333
  • Bibliography 337
  • Dorothy L. Sayers (1893–1957) 338
  • Bibliography 342
  • Valerie Sayers (1952–) 344
  • Bibliography 350
  • Sophie Rostopchine, Countess de SÉgur (1799–1874) 351
  • Muriel Spark (1918–) 357
  • Edith Stein (1891–1942) 362
  • Bibliography 367
  • Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots (1542–1587) 369
  • Notes 374
  • Teresa of Avila (1515–1582) 375
  • Bibliography 380
  • ThÉrÈse of Lisieux (1873–1897) 381
  • Bibliography 386
  • Sigrid Undset (1882–1949) 387
  • Bibliography 392
  • Simone Weil (1909–1943) 394
  • Antonia White (1899–1980) 398
  • Selected General Bibliography 403
  • Index 409
  • About the Editor and Contributors 417
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