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

(1725 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 …

Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are a member (student of staff) of a subscribing institution (see List), you should be able to access the LE on campus directly (without the need to log in), and off-campus either via the institutional log in we offer, or via your institution's remote access facilities, or by creating a personal user account with your institutional email address. If you are not a member of a subscribing institution, you will need to purchase a personal subscription. For more information on how to subscribe as an individual user, please see under Individual Subcriptions.

Loges, Max Lester. "Peder Seier". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 22 July 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=26206, accessed 26 November 2015.]