HOLIDAY Ultimate Collection

eBook: HOLIDAY Ultimate Collection

Sprache - Englisch

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The 'HOLIDAY Ultimate Collection' curated by Selma Lagerlöf stands as a monumental assemblage of the most cherished Christmas stories and literary classics that have shaped the festive cultural landscape. Within its extensive compendium, readers are treated to a tapestry of narrative riches, from O. Henry's 'The Gift of the Magi' to Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol.' Lagerlöf's editorial acumen ensures a collection that is not only diverse in voice and style but also coherent in its embodiment of the holiday spirit. The anthology deftly interweaves the sacred and the secular, with timeless poetry and tales that reflect the profound religiosity and the simple merrymaking of the season. In literary context, the chosen works exemplify a cross-section of periods and styles, providing a panoramic view of Christmas as depicted in Western literature.
Selma Lagerlöf herself, a Nobel laureate and a figure of substantial literary merit, brings a distinct sensitivity to this collection reflective of her own work's deep humanism. Lagerlöf, known for her rich characterizations and ability to weave folklore into realistic settings, may have been inspired to assemble this collection as a means of affirming the universal values and enduring themes that unite these disparate works. The very act of curating such a collection is indicative of her dedication to literature's power in celebrating and preserving cultural traditions.
This anthology, carefully crafted by Selma Lagerlöf, is recommended for those who seek to immerse themselves in the literary heart of the holiday season. It offers a retreat into the familiar warmth of treasured narratives and an opportunity for reflection on the diverse expressions of yuletide joy, kindness, and humanity. Perfect for literature aficionados, 'HOLIDAY Ultimate Collection' serves as both a nostalgic journey and an enlightening exploration of the Christmas tradition through the lens of eminent literary figures. Its pages invite readers of all ages to rekindle their holiday spirit and rediscover the timeless stories that continue to enchant and inspire generations.

Über den Autor

Selma Lagerlöf (1858–1940) was a pioneering Swedish author and the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, an honor she received in 1909. Her narratives, characterized by their vivid storytelling and affinity for folk traditions, redefined Swedish literature. Lagerlöf's literary career began with the publication of her first novel 'Gösta Berling's Saga' in 1891, which was an instant success in Sweden. She is perhaps best known internationally for 'The Wonderful Adventures of Nils Holgersson', a book initially intended as a geography reader for schools, yet it transcended its educational purpose to enchant readers worldwide with its fairy-tale quality and profound humanity. Lagerlöf's works often wove together the mythical and the realistic, which is a defining feature of her unique literary style. Throughout her life, Lagerlöf was a committed advocate for social change and women's rights, themes which often found their way into her writings. The 'HOLIDAY Ultimate Collection' showcases a comprehensive array of Lagerlöf's profound and heartwarming tales, reflecting her status as a central figure in Swedish literature. Lagerlöf's contributions to literature not only earned her a place as a member of the Swedish Academy but also cemented her legacy as an author whose works continue to inspire and captivate readers around the globe.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 10534 Seiten

Größe: 54,1 MB

ISBN: 8596547755258