Meetup Seventy Nine: Gunnar's Daughter
jeu. 29 novembre à 01:30
Hey team - This month we're reading the short novel by the Norwegian novelist Sigrid Undset, called Gunnar's Daughter. While published in 1909, the setting is 11th century Norway and Iceland, and follows the tragic, violent relationship between Vigdis Gunnarsdatter and the man she had hoped to love. After being raped by him and mothering the child produced from that rape, Vigdis must establish her autonomy and rebuild her life. Although set in Nordic medieval times, the novel explores themes prevalent today, like rape and revenge, civil and domestic violence, troubled marriages, and children made victims of their parents' problems. *Warning: As mentioned this story depicts rape and its aftermath, so choose to read at your own discretion.
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