The Big Book of Christmas Treasure Tales

eBook: The Big Book of Christmas Treasure Tales

Sprache - Englisch

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In 'The Big Book of Christmas Treasure Tales', Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson compiles an expansive anthology of the most beloved Yuletide narratives, encompassing a variety of genres including novels, short stories, poems, and carols that have shaped the literary canon of Christmas. Readers will discover a rich tapestry of festive classics, from the poignant 'The Gift of the Magi' by O. Henry to the venerable verses of 'Ring Out, Wild Bells' by Alfred Lord Tennyson. Bjørnson's curatorial finesse is evident as he interweaves timeless works with lesser-known gems, all while capturing the diverse cultural essence of Christmas through the prism of literature. The collection is presented with an eye for both literary quality and seasonal charm, offering an immersive experience into the spirit of the holiday.

Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, a revered figure in Norwegian literature and a Nobel laureate, perhaps found inspiration for creating this collection from his own engagement with themes of identity, community, and tradition — concepts deeply entwined with the Christmas season. His personal literary footprint, characterized by a poetic realism and national romanticism, echoes through the selections, hinting at the universal longing for warmth, generosity, and connection during the holiday period. By encompassing works from international literary greats, Bjørnson underscores the shared human experiences central to Christmas, transcending any one tradition or geography.

'The Big Book of Christmas Treasure Tales' is a must-read for aficionados of classic literature and anyone looking to rekindle their holiday spirit. It is a literary hearth around which readers of all ages can gather, finding solace and joy in tales that celebrate the profound simplicity and deep complexities of the human experience. It is an invitation to revisit the storied past of Christmas traditions and to instill new memories with the turn of each page. For the literary connoisseur and the Christmas enthusiast alike, this anthology is a treasured addition to any winter library, promising to delight and inspire for generations to come.

Über den Autor

Bjørnstjerne Martinius Bjørnson (1832–1910) was a towering figure in Norwegian literature and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1903. As a playwright, poet, novelist, and political activist, his impact on the cultural and political landscape of Norway was profound. Born in Kvikne, Bjørnson moved to Christiania (now Oslo) where he cultivated his literary career. He is recognized as one of the 'Four Greats' of 19th-century Norwegian literature, alongside Henrik Ibsen, Alexander Kielland, and Jonas Lie. Bjørnson's literary style was rooted in the National Romantic movement, and his works often explored the themes of identity, nationalism, and the human condition within the context of Norwegian life and history. Some of his renowned works include 'Synnøve Solbakken' (1857) and 'A Happy Boy' (1860), which reflect his skillful storytelling and his commitment to realism. Although 'The Big Book of Christmas Treasure Tales' is not among his most famous works, it showcases his versatility and his ability to charm readers with heartfelt storytelling. Bjørnson's influence extended beyond literature; he actively participated in public debates and was an advocate for the Norwegian language and independence. His legacy endures in the cultural fabric of Norway and his contributions to literature continue to be celebrated worldwide.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 12190 Seiten

Größe: 63,0 MB

ISBN: 8596547394464