O. E. Rolvaag: Peder Seier [Peter Victorious]

(1684 words)
  • Max Lester Loges (Lamar University )

Peder Victorious is a continuation of Giants in the Earth, a tale of immigrant struggles on the prairie of South Dakota. Peder Victorious takes up soon after the father Per Hansa’s death, the event that concludes the former novel. The Hansa family, who have now Anglicized their last name to Holm, are living on the same farm they homesteaded in the earlier book. The family consists of the mother Beret, and her two grown sons Ola and Hans, a teenage daughter Anna Marie, and the youngest child, a little boy named Peder.

Peder Victorious examines the challenges facing second generation immigrants who, unlike their parents, do not struggle with the earth, but with the tension between his ancestral culture …

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Loges, Max Lester. "Peder Seier". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 July 2011
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