The Big Book of Classics for the Long Winter

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Sprache - Englisch

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The Big Book of Classics for the Long Winter invites readers into a rich tapestry of literary expression, weaving through the diverse landscapes of narrative style, thematic exploration, and historical context. This anthology spans the gamut of genre and form, from the sharp wit of satire to the delicate whisper of poetry, encapsulating the depth and breadth of human experience through centuries of literary tradition. Each piece has been carefully selected to highlight the thematic undercurrents of introspection, resilience, and the human condition in the face of the long, introspective winter months, showcasing standout contributions from a gamut of literary giants without centering on individual authorial prominence, instead focusing on the collective brilliance of their works. The contributing authors and editors of this collection are titans of literature, each having left an indelible mark on the cultural and literary landscapes of their respective eras. From the nuanced social critiques of Dickens and Stowe to the existential musings of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky, this anthology not only traverses geographic and linguistic boundaries but also spans a wide array of cultural and literary movements. These varied voices, when woven together, offer a rich mosaic of perspectives, allowing for a deeper and more holistic understanding of the themes at play. The Big Book of Classics for the Long Winter is an essential tome for any reader looking to immerse themselves in the world of classic literature. This anthology offers a unique opportunity to explore an array of literary jewels in one comprehensive volume, providing both educational value and a broad spectrum of insights into the human condition across time and space. Readers are encouraged to dive into this collection not only for its academic merits but also for the profound dialogue it fosters between the epochs, cultures, and themes represented by these renowned authors' works.

Über den Autor

Selma Lagerlöf (1858–1940) was a Swedish author and the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1909. Lagerlöf's literary career was distinguished by her unique blend of realism and fantasy, which allowed her narratives to resonate with both a sense of historical authenticity and a timeless fairy-tale quality. Born in Mårbacka, Värmland, she used her rural upbringing amongst the natural beauty and folklore of her native land as the canvas for much of her writing. Lagerlöf's most famous work is the two-volume novel 'Gösta Berling's Saga' (1891), a romanticized yet critical portrayal of rural Swedish life that brought her initial acclaim. Her book 'The Wonderful Adventures of Nils' (1906–1907) remains a classic of children's literature, entwining educational elements with engaging storytelling, designed to teach Swedish geography through a magical journey. The book referred to as 'The Big Book of Classics for the Long Winter' does not appear to be a recognized work by Lagerlöf, and may instead be an anthology wherein her works are featured. Regardless, her literary style has been appreciated for its lyrical quality, its pioneering use of local dialects, and the seamless weaving of folklore into modern narrative forms, making her an enduring figure in Scandinavian literature.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 10534 Seiten

Größe: 54,0 MB

ISBN: 8596547389507